SOMETHING TO SAY by Sandy Stewart

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A female Tree Swallow has something to say as her mate flies towards her. I have a feeling it was something to do with not bringing her something to eat. She will be laying eggs soon and I am sure she would like to conserve a little energy.
Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor), are a migratory passerine bird that breed in North America and winter in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. They are a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

Tree Swallows average 13.5 cm (5 inches) long and weigh about 20 g. They sport a tiny bill and adult Tree Swallow have iridescent blue-green upperparts, white underparts, and a very slightly forked tail. The female is more often duller in color than the male, often more greenish than the more bluish male. The juvenile plumage is dull grey-brown above and may have hint of a gray breast band.


Taken on April 28/13 at 9:11am on south Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400mm IS USM L lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead
Taken at 1/800’s at f/8.0, +1/3 Ev, at 375 mm, man white bal, iso 500. Slight crop off the left side. Edited in Lightroom 4.4


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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 1 year ago

    wow ~ he’s just not going to swallow his feelings, now is he? LOL…fabulous catch Sandy, a keeper :) xx

  • BigD
    BigDabout 1 year ago

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful action shot my friend ! CONGRATULATIONS on the FEATURE ! Hugs

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 1 year ago

    Awwh that’s amazing!

    Gabe :)

  • Angelo Narciso
    Angelo Narcisoabout 1 year ago

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