So, not surprisingly, when we saw bluebirds last weekend at the McKnight Prairie, we also saw tree swallows. The male tree swallow is a gorgeous bird, pure white below and an iridescent blue or blue-green above. I was standing watching a bluebird when I heard very close behind me what sounded like an intensely musical flow of water; I turned to find the male tree swallow vocalizing on a post just a few feet behind me. Later, we walked right past him on the driveway, again within a few feet of the little bird, and he didn't seem troubled at all by our presence. Learn more about tree swallows here.
|Look at the length of those wings!|