The Swallow is also called the Barn Swallow to differentiate it from other global swallows. It migrates from Africa to northern Europe for the summer.
The Barn Swallow has a glossy dark blue head, back and upper wings, maroon red face and chin and a white underside.
Gathering mud cement/muddy nesting material
Nesting in roof timbers of stable
Swallows flocking together for return journey to Africa
Sunbathing while waiting for the flock to gather and leave
Sunbathing on warm roof at departure lounge