Friday, May 30, 2014

Feathers on Friday

Update on nesting Tree Swallows:
Two weeks ago I made a post about how Tree Swallows were nesting in one of the boxes, there's been a big of a change to that. First of all there are no longer any birds occupying the box that the Tree Swallows were first in, they moved into another one of our boxes across the field.

A pair of Tree Swallows
 I was able to get very, very close to the pair and got amazing pictures. The swallow barely fit into the frame.
Tree Swallow, this one isn't very blue.
 Here's the other swallow, a lot more colourful.
Tree Swallow

What's strange is that it looks as if we have a pair of Tree Swallows nesting in the kestrel box! I've heard that bluebirds can nest in kestrel boxes but not Tree Swallows!
Pair of Tree Swallows by kestrel box

Thanks to Prairie Birder for her Feathers of Friday prompt.


  1. Excellent photos, Josiah!

    1. Thanks! The cooperative swallows helped with the pictures.