Birds of Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge #3

Tree swallow and nest box
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

Tree swallows fly rapidly and erratically through the air as they nab insects on the wing. So I was  fortunate that this bird decided to take an extended break from flitting about by sitting on the post next to a bluebird nest box. I started photographing the bird when the light came from behind it, but this left him in shadow. So I moved to the opposite side of the bird where direct sun lit up the iridescent blue-green feathers, making for a much better image.

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