Tag Archives: Tachycineta bicolor

Public Nesting Site

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Before I leave the topic of bird nests: Tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) build their nests in open areas or wetlands. Their nests are usually constructed in existing tree cavities (hence their common name). However, tree swallows routinely use artificial nest … Continue reading

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Tree Swallow Pair

I debated about whether these tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) were a male and juvenile or an adult male and female. I finally decided on a male and female, but welcome other opinions. My reasoning was that the juvenile tree swallow … Continue reading

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Will This Hole Do?

After a two month hiatus I will again try to share my love of natural history – and photographs. Unfortunately someone was plagiarizing my posts as their own, so I temporarily “hid” my work. Those of you who for three … Continue reading

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Violet-green Swallow

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Violet-green swallows (Tachycineta thalassina) closely resemble tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Both have white underparts and dark, shiny backs. As they fly about, or even perched, identification can be difficult. Violet-green swallows possess longer, narrower wings and shorter tails than tree … Continue reading

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Nesting Tree Swallows

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In February I noted that the tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) had returned to Modoc County, a little earlier than usual this year. Recently these iridescent blue and white birds have been courting and showing interest in the tree cavities and nest … Continue reading

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Tree Swallow

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This is such an exciting time of year. Each day brings more returning bird species. Soon the wildflowers will begin to bloom and the trees will leaf out. Tree swallows joined the list of new arrivals yesterday. Tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) … Continue reading

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