Saturday, June 06, 2015

Update on the Tree Swallows

Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor), or TRES, are 
beautiful, acrobatic, brave birds.
(Sialis.org)


We decided to take a peek in the tree swallows' nest box. Eggs in a nice cozy nest! They spend a lot of time coming and going from the nest. 

I decided to take the camera out and see if I could have any luck getting more photos of them. I did catch this one as it flew to the nest:

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And getting closer...

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They are such striking-looking birds!

We plan to keep an eye (and ear) on that house, hopefully the babies will hatch and then fledge without incident.

Stand by!