I thought I would show you a few new pictures of a pair of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)from earlier this week. This was one of five nesting pairs using nest boxes at the Saginaw Chippewa Academy. This pair had six eggs in their nest. For more information on Tree Swallows check here. Nest box plans and information can be found on this page.
This pair let me approach to about 8 foot from the box - these pictures were taken with my short telephoto lens at 135mm - before they took off to circle around me while I checked the nest. The male then landed in a nearby tree and let me take several more pictures.
|Male (top) and female (bottom) Tree Swallows on nest box|
|Male Tree Swallow|