23 thoughts on “Barn Swallow

    1. HI Tanja, April showers for sure today although our snow is melting almost as fast as it came down. I bet these little guys are hunkered down in some spruce tree somewhere keeping out of the weather to clear and given it is Colorado tomorrow will likely be a bluebird day.

  1. Barn swallows are also weather forecasters.. Years ago living on a cattle ranch, I saw 20 or so of them crowd onto an outdoor nesting perch tucked up in a corner on the lee side of the house. Within an hour or so a blizzard blew in that raged for more than a day. They all sat squished together but out of harm’s way. Feisty little feather balls. 🙂

    1. Hi Sally, I know what you are talking about. A year or two ago up in Walden, CO we saw probably 40-50 all bunched together with feathers puffed way out on a very windy un-springlike spring day. Hope you have had a great day and thanks for the feedback as we appreciate your sharing your stories with these little birds.

      1. Forty to 50? What a sight that much have been! We’ve moved further into the boreal forest so barn swallows are not as common here. Tree swallows and mountain bluebirds now fill that role. 🙂

  2. One of my much loved birds, and what a lovely photo. Just two days ago sitting outside at the cafe we noticed that our swallows have just arrived. Always a lovely moment!

    1. Hi Jude it is always nice to see those things that help us keep the seasons in order beyond the calendar on the wall and the return of birds is one of those. Have a wonderful weekend.

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