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Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2013
3:44 PM

Post #9589308

This is a Swallow that came to visit a week and a half before the little Tree Swallows fledged. It landed on the box while mom had gone in with food. Is this just another female Tree Swallow or possibly a Northern Rough-winged? It seems lighter than our female.

Once the male came back, he chased off the intruder like he did any bird that landed on his box.

Thank you for your help.

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9589330

Yep, Northern Rough-winged Swallow is right!



Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2013
4:19 PM

Post #9589337

Oh, wonderful! That is a new yard bird for us! This makes the fifth Swallow species to come to our place.

Thank you again!

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