A Funny Moment With A Tree Swallow

As a wildlife photography enthusiast, I recently had the pleasure of capturing a hilarious moment with a Tree Swallow. This little bird was looking straight at me with its mouth wide open, as if it was about to sing a tune just for me! The photo was taken during a leisurely stroll on the trail at Sunnymede Park in Fort Smith.

Tree Swallow With Mouth Open
Tree Swallow With Mouth Open

As much as I prefer photographing birds in their natural habitats, I must admit that the Tree Swallow looked quite picturesque perched on the barbed wire fence. These birds are often seen perching on fences, power lines, and other man-made structures, making them a common sight for many nature enthusiasts.

Tree Swallows are small, sleek birds with bright blue-green feathers on their backs and white underbellies. They are known for their impressive aerial acrobatics and can often be seen darting and swooping through the air in pursuit of insects.

In addition to their impressive physical abilities, Tree Swallows are also fascinating in their behavior. They are highly social birds and form large flocks outside of the breeding season. During breeding season, males will perform elaborate aerial displays to attract mates, and females will select their partners based on the quality of their displays.

Overall, the Tree Swallow is a fascinating and photogenic bird that is sure to delight any wildlife photographer. And while it’s always best to capture them in their natural habitats, sometimes a man-made object can provide an interesting and unique backdrop for these charismatic birds.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sunnymede Park, Fort Smith (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 3, 2023 (07:07 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 640 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: +0.3
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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