Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
16 June 2014
Northern Rough-winged Swallow is difficult to photograph as it rarely seems to perch. Mostly they are seen in flight over open areas or water bodies, with barely an opportunity to alight. Yesterday we were fortunate to see two individuals perched on a barbed wire fence. The pictures are not great but they do serve as a record, however, of a bird that I can only recall having photographed once before. Sometime you have to take what you can get!