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Purple Martins On Nest Box
A rain burst had just passed so I had just taken my camera out again - I hadn't yet put on the GPS.
Species: Progne subis (Purple Martin)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > June 2016 > Purple Martins On Nest Box

Tree Swallows Mating
I have photos of these two birds actually doing the act - this seems a bit more romantic. I can just imagine what she is saying. Surprisingly, this shot is handheld at 800mm.
Species: Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > June 2016 > Tree Swallows Mating

Two Tree Swallows On Bird Box
There is a more green and a more blue version sitting on this nest box. The colour doesn't indicate gender.
Species: Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > April 2016 > Two Tree Swallows On Bird Box

Swallow Inspecting Birdhouse
These birds didn't really seem to mind the birders close by - the bird was inspecting a nest box and spent quite a bit of time coming half into the hole.
Species: Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > April 2016 > Swallow Inspecting Birdhouse

Two Tree Swallows In Nestbox
I didn't realize this was a double entrance box. I wonder if one bird is standing on the other.
Species: Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2016 > Two Tree Swallows In Nestbox

Tree Swallow Chick Begging For Food
The same chick was monopolizing the hole. I really wonder how the other babies get fed.
Species: Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2016 > Tree Swallow Chick Begging For Food