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Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 16:14
Viewed: 2486
Points: 2
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Last summer I took a writing class at Yellowstone Park. While sitting at a picnic bench contemplating my story line, this swallow landed on a fire hydrant several feet in front of me. Until last year, I didn't know what these birds were called.

This swallow doesn't seem to realize he is a tree swallow because he perched on everything but trees. At one point, he landed on the table and eyed me warily, I think hoping for a bit of the chips I'd been eating. They are considered to be slow fliers (I have to wonder about that given the times I had them zoom over my head!) and this appears to be a female if I am to go by the Audubon book that says males are purple. Regardless, I do enjoy these birds because of their colors.

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He is so cute....and sitting on a frost free...I wonder if anyone S of 49N knows what a frost free is? It is a faucet of water that can be on all winter at below zero C or F because it's valve and pipe are buried way below the freezing line in the soil...right Kathy? Nice capture!

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