Tree Swallow

Photographed on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, these tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) are active birds, seemingly always on the hunt for food. They can put on quite an acrobatic show when chasing possible meal sources. Among other things, tree swallows eat a wide variety of flying insects such as flies, bees, mosquitoes, wasps, butterflies and beetles. 

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