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First Brood

Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) love to build their nests under the eaves of our house near Lookout CA (Modoc County). I particularly enjoy watching the yearly nest outside my kitchen window. Between the mud used to build the nest and … Continue reading

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Another Year

The barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) are back for another breeding season. Each year barn swallows build their nests and raise their broods using a flat ledge under the eaves on our back porch and against the wall under the eaves … Continue reading

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Five Barn Swallow Chicks

Five chicks are in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest under the eaves of our back porch (near Lookout CA – Modoc Count)y. Every year we host barn swallows and usually three nestlings fledge. This is our largest clutch ever. … Continue reading

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A New Script??

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Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) are long-distance migrants. After spending the breeding season throughout most of North America, they winter in Central America and South America. Barn swallows are one of the later swallows to return to our area in the … Continue reading

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Sad Ending

A pair of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica)  had a nest on our back porch and successfully fledged four chicks in June. (See 2016 Barn Swallow Fledgling 06-27-16).  They, or another pair, built a second nest under the eaves of the … Continue reading

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