Thursday, October 27, 2016
Barn Swallows on the Oregon-Washington Coast
Steller's Jays in the last post are an example. Today we visit with another, the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). They are common around the irrigation canals around my home, and they are indeed abundant all over the country (in summer; in winter they are found all over South America). But they don't stay still! They swoop and soar all over the place, and only occasionally stop to rest.
They are beautiful colorful birds, at least when they sit still long enough for you to get a good look!