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Usually a tough bird to get in flight as they are little speedsters in the air. This is approx 60% of the original imag (cropped 40%) .
This species can be seen catching flying insects on the wing and often just above the water on lakes an rivers. They make up huge flocks when they migrate and they can often be seen perched in great numbers on overhead wires in preparation for the migration south in the Fall. This bird was photographed near the Airport in Ottawa ON in a fairly isolated area of small woods and large fields with high grasses. Many Bluebirds and Bobolinks can be found there as well as many of our less than usual sparroes sucj\h as Grashopper, Clay Colored, and Field Sparrows.
Canon 30D and 400 F5.6 L at ISO 320 and 1/1600 sec at F5.6