For a real photographic challenge, try focusing on swallows as they dart and veer erratically after insects. Today, I was lucky to get images of TREE SWALLOWS and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS as they swooped low over the water, snatching invisible fast food from the surface and in the air. One photo shows a spider free-falling; maybe the Swallow didn’t.
One smaller bird puzzled me. It had a diffuse breast band, the small white area by the sides of the rump, stubby tail, and a greenish head. At first I thought it was a Bank Swallow, but after closer inspection, I believe it is a juvenile TREE SWALLOW.
This is really amazing as it seems the swallows only recently arrived. How could a baby already be fledged and feeding with such skill?
If anyone has any thoughts about this, I’d appreciate it.
The mysteries in life are great.
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter