Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Swallows Return
This little fellow is called a Violet Greenback. He and many of his friends have returned to our area. The males are stunning in their colors of bright green shoulders and grayish violet and white bodies. The females are less brilliant. This little guy has his mate trapped inside the birdhouse, hoping that once she gets a good look at his terrific digs, she will decide to stay with him. Not sure if she did, as a few minutes after I took this picture, he looked away momentarily and she zipped out past him.