I wanted to try my hand at capturing the acrobatic skills of purple martins. The males are iridescent steel blue above and below. The females are bluish black above with mottled brown below.
Purple martins almost exclusively exist in man-made martin houses placed in open fields near water. They are a joy to have around.
I hope you enjoy these shots.
RODERICK McALLISTER TUGBOAT
6 hours ago