Beautiful Barn Swallow © Raymond Lee, Parkland County, Alberta, Canada, June 2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/raymklee/4684408392/in/photostream/

These tiny birds are wonderful to watch they swoop and roll like tiny jet fighters. Sometimes they hang out by stop lights watching them swoop after bugs is a treat.

Barn Swallow

Male Barn Swallow (The female is similar in appearance to the male, but the tail streamers are shorter, the blue of the upperparts and breast band is less glossy, and the underparts paler.

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica. It uses man-made structures to breed so it has spread w/human expansion. This bird lives in close assoc. w/humans, & its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by man

The Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica. The Barn Swallows use man-made structures to breed and consequently has spread with human expansion. This species lives in close association with humans, and its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by man.

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