A perfect perch on a dried blackberry shoot for this little tree swallow. The background is the surface of a lagoon on a bright but overcast day.

He seemed as curious about me as I was about him. Perhaps he was just keeping an eye on me.

Taken at the edge of a lagoon in the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, on Westham Island, near Ladner, British Columbia, Canada.

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