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Tree Swallows: Nature’s aerialists

When it comes to widlife photography, there’s one thing I look forward to every spring — besides warmer weather and longer periods of daylight, of course. It's the return of Tree Swallows to the fields of Central Ohio. Tree Swallows are the subject of my featured gallery for March.

It’s a treat to watch Tree Swallows in flight. The birds are the ultimate aerialists as they conduct acrobatic flights to pursue and catch flying insects. They dip, dive, dart, turn, twist, climb and hover, often in rapid succession. …