19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tree Swallow Feeding Baby

Tree Swallows are so protective of their young, that I seldom venture near their nest box, but I was mowing the yard and noticed that they were hanging out of the box getting ready to fledge. The parents were swooping over the mower catching the bugs I was stirring up and feeding the young.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Kempton, Indiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Lynn Johnson