Barn Swallows

Our area Barn Swallows are long gone for the fall/winter, having migrated to Central and South America.

Any time I was over at our marina this past summer, the small colony that lived beneath our dock were always flying around or perched on boat lines.Β  Even on top of our bimini, where they loved to sit and poop, much to my husband’s dismay.

Here’s four more of my favorites from this past summer not shared previously.




29 thoughts on “Barn Swallows

  1. These are great pictures Donna! These little birds are so pretty and it’s a challenge to get pictures because they don’t sit still very much. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ah yes, birds and their poop πŸ˜€
    I am glad you had some great views of this beautiful bird. Our barn swallows have also migrated for warmer areas. I can’t wait for their return next Spring!

    • Thank you, Takami! It’s part of nature too!! πŸ˜‰ Funny thing, I’d taken my 5 yr old grandson on a nature walk with our cameras, and we’d come upon a pile of feces near the trail. He was amazed and just knew it was from a bear, lol. (More like a dog.) From that point forward, that was his prime object to look for, and yes, photograph. To heck with the birds at that point! Kids and their fascinations, lol. Back to the Barn Swallows, I love watching their acrobatics in flight as I’m sure you do too, Takami! 😊

  3. Very Nice Donna! Always enjoy seeing your images! One of our favorite locations for photography, Blackwater NWR, is near where you are. So we enjoy “seeing” the area through your lens!

  4. They are so cute with their split tail feathers.

    The Sparrows & Chickadees around here are the beggars & panhandlers at the restaurants. They are nearly tame, they are so used to people. Then, there’s the Wrens…the marshmallow peeps of the bird world. πŸ˜†πŸ€πŸ¦

    • Thanks, Vic! Wow, I’ve not seen Sparrow and Chickadee beggars, almost tame. But they will I’m sure when there’s free food all day. Ohhh, the peeps, love the Wrens! πŸ™‚

    • They are an elegant yet adorable bird, I’ve been lucky to have been around them for many years, they are always at marinas where they love to habitat under the docks. I hope they can emerge back into higher numbers some day for your area, Eliza. Times are tough for our birds these days…. 😞

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