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Tree Swallow on barbed wire
Balancing on Barbed Wire

Every spring in the Alberta Prairies fence posts (and barbed wire) suddenly have new accessories in the form of iridescent blue Tree Swallows. These aerobatic little birds zip through the air and eat insects. They also protect their nests with the vigor of a bird 10 times it size, as I watched it attack a house sparrow that got too close to its territory.

 

This one was perched on the barbed wire protecting a nearby nest that was housed inside a bird box attached to the fence post.

 

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Taken: June 6, 2015

Location: Southern Alberta

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 200

Exposure:1/2000

About this Image

Every spring in the Alberta Prairies fence posts (and barbed wire) suddenly have new accessories in the form of iridescent blue Tree Swallows. These aerobatic little birds zip through the air and eat insects. They also protect their nests with the vigor of a bird 10 times it size, as I watched it attack a house sparrow that got too close to its territory.

 

This one was perched on the barbed wire protecting a nearby nest that was housed inside a bird box attached to the fence post.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 6, 2015

Location: Southern Alberta

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 200

Exposure:1/2000