Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
A migratory bird native to North America. Nests in natural cavities in trees and artificial cavities. Its mostly insects which it catches and swallows in flight. Migrates South with arrival of winter.
How To Identify
Both female and male have white belly. Males back is metal blue while females back is dark brown.
Where and When to Spot
In all parks around Montreal. Open areas like fields and water surface near ponds and rivers. This bird flies fast and erratic while scanning the air for insects and catching them.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
300.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length 420mm
Shutter Speed 1/640s
Rapids Park Lachine
Saturday, May 5, 2018
TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/2000s