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Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
The Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nests widely across most of the United States and Canada. As the common name implies, this species is a cavity nester and will choose a nest in a hollow tree or stump or, often, a man-made nest box. The first four shots here were taken at Red Rocks Lake N.W.R., Beaverhead Co., Montana, in June, 2001, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 600mm F/4 L lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Provia film. Two shots show a bird perched at a nest cavity.
The next two images shown here were also taken at Red Rocks Lake N.W.R., but in June, 2007. These two shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender. The birds are perched on fence posts near a nest box.
The next 2 shots show a Tree Swallow peering from a nest box at Kettle Creek State Park, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania, in June, 2010. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next seven shots show a Tree Swallow at Potter Marsh, Anchorage, Alaska, in May, 2012. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens. The bird is perched on the hand rail of the boardwalk.
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
McIntosh Woods State Park,
Hancock Co., Iowa
9 June 2014
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
McIntosh Woods State Park,
Hancock Co., Iowa
9 June 2014
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
McFadden N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
McFadden N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015