Barn Swallow

July 16, 2016

A young barn swallow on a bulrush plant near the marsh, July 16, 2016, “Imagination.”

June 30, 2016

Barn swallows flying over the marsh, June 30, 2016, “Imagination.”

June 23, 2016

Barn swallows collecting mud and twigs for their nests, June 23 and 24, 2016, “Imagination.”

A barn swallow adding mud and twigs to her nest, June 23, 2016, “Imagination.”

July 30, 2014

Barn Swallows (3): Flying Lessons

The young Barn Swallows learning to fly, July 30, 2014, “An Empty Nest.” This was their first day out of the nest.

July 29, 2014

Barn Swallows (2): Conversation

The Barn Swallow Mom and Dad having a conversation while the young Barn Swallows watch from their nest, July 29, 2014, “An Empty Nest.”

July 27, 2014

Barn Swallows (1): Crowded

The young Barn Swallows in their nest, July 27, 2014, “Barn Swallows.”


6 Responses to Barn Swallow

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  3. Glad there is a good collection of swallows. Not seeing many these days in Spain. The house martins have returned with persistence in Portugal and must do my post on them soon. Swallows look the same species to ours. I wonder why !

    • Sarah says:

      Hi 🙂 I was just thinking about the barn swallows yesterday. 🙂 They haven’t arrived yet this year. They have very distinctive silhouettes. I have been watching the birds in flight as I go out and about and no sightings of the barn swallows swooping yet. They are impressive fliers! The apartment building I live in has good places for the barn swallows to nest. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the apartment owners don’t want the swallows nesting and take the nests down as soon as they build them. This nest somehow escaped their noticed long enough for a little family of barn swallows to be born. I had a lot of fun watching them grow up and learn to fly. 🙂 It is impressive that it only takes a few weeks for them to grow big enough to fly.

      • Such a shame as these birds need homes. Same happens with the house martins but once they have built their nests they are protected and that seems to work in Spain and Portugal.

        • Sarah says:

          I think it is a shame as well. I gather my neighbors don’t like the birds as much as I do and complain about them. And the owners think the nests decrease the value of the property. I think the birds make the place more friendly and happy. 🙂 Good to hear the house martins are protected.

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