The shot below resurfaced as I’ve been going through old pictures.  It was taken with the family point and shoot during a walk at an Ohio metro park about three years ago. It’s one of my favorites.

Mystery Bird

I love this picture, but I haven’t been able to identify the species. I’ve looked through our field guide several times, and I’ve done some online searching, but I haven’t made the connection yet.  Any chance you know the species? If not, any suggestions regarding family or taxonomy?

Thanks in advance, and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

UPDATE 3/31/2013 AM:  Nothing confirmed, but the swallow group is leading the field.  We still haven’t made a connection that we have confidence in.  Updates will occur as we learn more.

5 thoughts on “Mystery Bird

    1. Chris Post author

      It was all luck! Thanks for the suggestion as well, and I think that you’re correct. The closest likeness I’ve been able to find in our field guide is a Tree Swallow, but in our book (National Audubon Field Guide) the head and beak seem like they are a different shape. That said, Tree Swallow is in the lead! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi! Thanks for the kind words and the suggestion! I’ll take a look at swifts and see if I can make a connection. Have a great day!


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