|A Tree Swallow, Rock Cut State Park, IL; 5/23/2010.|
|A Tree Swallow, Rock Cut State Park, Rockford, IL; 5/2/2010.|
I find Tree Swallows to be very bold, letting me get quite close to photograph them. They nest in tree cavities (thus its name) but also like to nest in man made birdhouses (Below).
|A Tree Swallow taking advantage of a birdhouse, Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Horicon, WI; 5/29/2011|
|Tree Swallow, Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Horicon, WI; 5/29/2011|
In summer months, Tree Swallows are found throughout most of the U.S. except for the most southern states, and into most of Canada. They will spend their winters on the southern Pacific and Atlantic coasts, as well as throughout the Gulf Coast States and all of Mexico and Central America.
|A pair of Tree Swallows, one (left) apparently not happy with the other one |
encroachingon its territory, Rock Cut State Park, IL; 5/2/2010.