Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rusticaThis barn swallow was content to sit and watch me while I got this photograph.  They spend most of their time flying rapidly.  Swallows catch and eat flying insects on the wing.  They are good to have around.

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica A pocket gopher piled dirt on the curb, which spilled into the puddle in the gutter.  The barn swallows collected mud here to build their nests.

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica This is my most successful effort so far to photograph a barn swallow in flight.  They move fast.

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