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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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
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
Each year a pair of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) build their cup-shaped mud nests under the eaves of our back porch (Lookout CA). They make quite a mess on the porch, however, Leonard and I enjoy watching the barn swallows … Continue reading
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The first broods have fledged from most of the nests in our yard. What a wonderful time of year with robin, American kestrel, Bullock’s oriole, California quail, barn owl and barn swallow youngsters learning to fend for themselves. Even after … Continue reading
We are empty nesters! The last of the four barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) babies in the nest (on which I posted for approximately the last month) on our deck fledged. I miss them already! The chronological events since the last update on … Continue reading
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The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) hatchlings in the nest on our deck (Modoc County CA) are now two weeks old – born July 5th. At one week of age these four babies were just beginning to show some darker feathers, yet their … Continue reading