A small flock flying against a stiff wind investigates a hole in a utility pole for a possible nesting cavity, which is...

A small flock flying against a stiff wind investigates a hole in a utility pole for a possible nesting cavity, which is...
Species: Tree Swallow   Tachycineta bicolor
Author: Don DesJardin
Date: 
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Added to IBC: 25 Apr 2010 - 04:54
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Altitude (m): 
466 meters
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...obviously to small for that purpose.The fierce competition to locate and claim a suitable nesting cavity in this particular area is hindered by the earlier resident cavity nesting birds and the scarcity of suitable cavities.

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Citation

Don DesJardin, IBC1178930. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1178930.

Extended version
Don DesJardin, IBC1178930. Video of Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor at Ventura County, USA (United States). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1178930.

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