Nature clicks #171 - Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow 1  

It looks like this is the year for making photos of any member in the swallow family we can find here in Eastern Iowa. I'm happy to show you these pictures of the Tree Swallow. It was fun watching  them last Sunday in the wetlands catching insects in flight but also seeing them coming to the ground foraging on spiders and insects. Because of their speed it is impossible (at least with my technical means) to make a sharp image of a swallow in flight but when they land on the ground comes the chance to make a click. Tree Swallows return to their nesting grounds long before other swallows come back. I don't know why it took me so long to present you an image of this pretty bird...?? ;-)


Tree Swallow 2