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Tree Swallow

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Tree Swallow

Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes. This habit has allowed scientists to study their breeding biology in detail, and makes them a great addition to many a homeowner’s yard or field. Tree Swallows breed in open habitats such as fields and wetlands, usually adjacent to water. Foraging flocks are frequently seen over wetlands, water, and agricultural fields.

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Young Swallow

Female Brewers Blackbird

This is the common blackbird of open country in the West, often seen walking on the ground with short forward jerks of its head. It adapts well to habitats altered by humans, and in places it may walk about on suburban sidewalks or scavenge for crumbs around beachfront restaurants. In winter, Brewer’s Blackbirds gather in large flocks, often with other blackbirds, and may be seen foraging in farmland all across […]

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Cinnamon Teal Duck

  The Cinnamon Teal is a species of duck found in western North and South America. It is a small dabbling duck, with bright reddish plumage on the male and duller brown plumage on the female. It lives in marshes and ponds, and feeds mostly on plants.

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Marsh Wren

A Marsh Wren is busy making her nest. A common and noisy inhabitant of cattail marshes, the Marsh Wren sings all day and throughout the night. They nest in a variety of marshes, especially with dense weeds.Eastern and western populations of the Marsh Wren show slight differences in appearance, but large differences in song. In general, western birds are paler and drabber and sing less musical songs. The differences may […]

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