Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shimmer Of Blue ...

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild …”
           ~ Stephen King
                         ~ born 1947

A beautiful tree swallow – known for its iridescent blue-green color upper parts – comes out of of its nesting box in early June at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

While there are young or eggs in the nest, adult tree swallows frequently dive bomb intruders, including curious humans, and attempt to drive them from the area – I personally know this to be true, and so does my camera!