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Joyful flight of the tree swallow is poetry in motion

Brilliant flashes of steel blue and white swirled and danced, careened and darted, twisted and dipped in a masterful display of aerial skills. The binoculars hung unused around my neck — these dazzling acrobats were best viewed with unaided eyes.

Simply put, tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) are joy in motion.

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Observing the birds of our region brings perspective about their lives, and ours.

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