Barn Swallow Conversation

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Barn Swallow Conversation

These two Barn Swallows had been sitting next to each other on the log for a few seconds, and I was just about to take pictures of them sitting there, when one flew up, circled the other a couple of times extremely quickly and then flew off. It wasn’t until I got home that I discovered they were talking to each other. They are so speedy! Wish I understood “swallow” because I sure would love to know what they were saying!

A familiar little bird in rural areas and semi-open country, the Barn Swallow gracefully skims low over meadows, water and farmyards looking for insects to eat, or perches on wires. During the breeding season, Barn Swallows fly down to pick up mud and grass for nesting materials. Their mud nests are often tucked under the eaves of barns, stables, or bridges, or other structures. You can find Barn Swallows across most of North America, as well as Europe and Asia, wintering to southern Africa and South America.

Photo taken on May 2, 2019, in Lakewood, Colorado.

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