Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Barn Swallows

A flock of young barn swallows. They become rare in our area due to industrialized farming and a lack of nesting sites.

Young barn swallow Hirundo rustica

barn swallow Hirundo rustica

two young barn swallow Hirundo rustica


Shared with Wild Bird Wednesday.

12 comments:

  1. Very nice to see. I guess they will be feeding up before moving on.

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  2. At least you found 2 Swallow chicks. Love these little birds. A pity there are not more in your area.

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  3. Lovely images of these beautiful birds....

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  4. Beautiful shots of the cute swallows! They're a joy to see even if they're to fast for me.

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  5. Great shots of these lovely looking birds. They are a threatened species in my part of the world.

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  6. I love these cute swallows, great shots.

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  7. We saw some nests that were deliberately destroyed because they were OUTSIDE a public restroom in a park. The poor birds have a tough enough time finding nesting spots now that most of the horses are gone and the land in Illinois is turned into corm and soybeans. No cattle or horses or need for barns.

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  8. It has not been many of tehm where I live either. Nice to see fledglings. :)

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  9. Great photos of the swallows. It is unfortunate that our farming practices make it hard for them to find nest sites.

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  10. It's good to see your local Swallows but sad to hear that the population is not doing well. Let us hope things will improve soon.

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  11. These are some of the loveliest swallows to grace our fences and nest near our homes. Wonderful pictures!

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  12. Nice birds - I got to see some of these this month!

    Sorry for the much delayed reply - I've been in the UK for a month (watching swallows!) and I decided to let the blogging take a back seat - normal service will resume very soon!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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