Visions of A Bitterroot Barn Swallow
How often have you had a close-up look at a common Barn Swallow? Usually, they're flying by or perched somewhere away from people. Photographer Mike Daniels was minding his own business when a barn swallow perched on a nearby gate and sat for a while. At one point another swallow cruised in and it looks like it didn't land well.
But after a while, the original bird decided to pose for a proper portrait. Mike was happy to oblige.
Oh, and have you wondered why it's called a barn Swallow? Maybe we need a closer look.
A big mouth for such a little bird.
Meanwhile, Mike noticed that there are still some folks "on the fence" about the upcoming election.
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