Friday, May 02, 2008

Hummingbird and Swallow colors


One of the most striking features of many birds is iridescence . Today I happened to have two opportunities to appreciate that colorful effect. In late evening sunlight I had a close encounter with Tree Swallows as they were checking out nestboxes. On my doorstep when I came home there was a small paper bag containing a dead female Rufous Hummingbird a friend had found.

2 Comments:

At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good Floyd Schrock

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Josh V. said...

Woah! We have tons of those swallow up at our place! They try to dive bomb me all the time! Nice pic. (This is Henry and Melanie's son, BTW :D)

 

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