I have never seen a Violet-Green Swallow on the ground but this little guy was lying right by the side of the trail at Lily Lake in RMNP. I had never seen one up so close that I could see his brilliant coloring.
I got my camera out and clicked away, hoping that he wasn’t hurt. He just lay there and looked at us…and everyone else who passed by.
His coloring was just beautiful! Isn’t he gorgeous?
After about 10 minutes, he got up and flew away. What a fun experience!