Tree Swallows. Photo: Jerry Amende/Audubon Photography Awards Most kinds of birds defend territories during the breeding season, driving away other birds of their own kind. Tree Swallows don’t defend large feeding territories, since they range widely in pursuit of flying insects, but they can be very aggressive in defense of their nest site. Early in the season, when the swallows are choosing nest cavities, they often engage in spectacular aerial skirmishes over choice sites.
Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - the landscaping has a kind of tropical feel to it. This is a tropical bird native to Costa Rica. The turquoise blue of its feathers is reminiscent of the water in the Pintwist pic.