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I See You, Bug. Wire-tailed Swallow

The wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. This bird is found in open country near water and human habitation. W...
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The wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. This bird is found in open country near water and human habitation. Wire-tailed swallows are fast flyers and they generally feed on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

This little fellow had a nest on the underside of a pontoon boat that took us onto the river for sunset. When we stopped, which was often, he'd come out to his perch on the pontoon, periodically flitting out to grab a flying insect, deliver it to the babies under the boat, then back to the pontoon to watch for more prey. He chittered the entire time and was not one bit worried about the 9 humans close on the boat!

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mihrt March 14, 2018
What a beautiful story......lovely capture and such a cute bird !
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lizziemellis March 16, 2018
Wonderful story and capture:-)
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Elyzabeth April 07, 2018
Look how long those tail feathers are!
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mcampi April 15, 2018
Nice catch. Love the straight on shot.

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