Greater Victoria, Gulf Islands, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Centrial Island, Port Alberni, Tofino, North Island
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The staff at the Little River ferry terminal (or so I understand it was them) put up some bird houses to attract purple martins. One house had hungry baby swallows in it. The parent flew in and out feeding them. After many unsuccessful attempts, I managed to get one decent shot of the parent. I think it is a violet-green swallow. (Can anyone confirm this for me?)

Violet-green (or tree) swallow:

ImageAdult_swallow_0549 by mcrosbie, on Flickr

The babies:

ImageBaby_swallow_siblings_0540 by mcrosbie, on Flickr

Purple martin.

ImagePurple Martin Swallow_0479 by mcrosbie, on Flickr
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