Barn swallows in flight , Cormorant takes off

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p900learner Senior Member • Posts: 1,013
Re: Barn swallows in flight , Cormorant takes off

Nice images ANAYV, swallows are difficult to photograph they fly so fast (at least they are for me). You're practice paid off on these - good job.

The swallows are definitely American Tree Swallows. Now the yellow bird is a puzzle - its highly unlikely it is a Saffron Finch. I peaked at your profile - assuming you took these in Alaska - the Saffron Finch is found no where in the U.S. except Hawaii, and Puerto Rico where they were introduced years ago.  They are S. American birds that do not migrate.

I believe its an immature / juvenile something - but what, my guesses would probably be wrong.  This is going to bug me - I'll continue to try and ferret it out.  First thought, it is an immature Prothonotory Warbler - but their range does not extend to Alaska.

What kind of habitat was it in?

Stay safe - Ev

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