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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 23, 2015

“Hey, get off of my cloud!”

Here, one juvenile Barn Swallow is being fairly vocal towards another juvie as it comes in to land on the same perch.  [The title of this shot was inspired by the Rolling Stones’ 1960’s hit song.] Taken July 14, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington State. VIEW L ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 19, 2015

“I’m Up here!”

Another from the July 14, 2015, Barn Swallow series of parent feeding young.  The young bird hovering over the perched bird seems to be more desperate for food. VIEW LARGE Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 500, 500mm, 7:14 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 14, 2015

Barn Swallow Feeding Young

Lots of fledgling Barn Swallows being fed by their parents at the Ridgefield NWR today, July 14, 2015.  It’s just a matter of spotting one relatively close by and waiting for the parent to come along. VIEW LARGE Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 500, 500mm, 7:06 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 28, 2015

Serious looking Barn Swallow

I found this great little perch (at the Ridgefield NWR) just on the side of the road where a Barn Swallow would land every 5-10 minutes or so to take a break from its aerial hunting.  This guy’s expression doesn’t appear too friendly but he’s sure colorful.   ... Continue Reading

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on May 23, 2014

Barn Swallow Portrait

The most widely distributed and abundant swallow in the world, the Barn Swallow.   I captured him at camera level on May 21, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f8, ISO 640, 500mm. Continue Reading