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2nd Place in the Feed Me Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group
Featured in “Wild Birds in Flight” October 2009
Featured in “Songbirds of North America” March 2012
A hungry juvenile Tree Swallow demanding to be fed by a hovering parent.
A Tree Swallow is a small slender migratory songbird with white underneath and iridescent blue-green on top. It has a small bill, long wings and a slightly forked tail.
They nest in natural or artificial cavities near water and are often found in large flocks. They also readily use nest boxes. Their diet is mainly insects, sometimes supplemented with small quantities of fruit and their habitat is primarily marshes and open fields.
This photogrpah was taken in a cherry orchard near Flathead Lake, Montana, USA
1/1000sec f8 ISO 200
500mm lens + 1.4x converter