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Tree Swallows Pairing Up

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

I hope you have your nest boxes ready because the Tree Swallows have arrived. They are getting right to business with the recent warmth, pairing up and having territorial squabbles over real estate. The birds on the bars in these photos were at the top of a Purple Martin gourd tree, hoping to find a gourd for themselves. Sometimes this happens and both species can still be successful in nesting.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator