(Barn) Swallow Hirundo rustica

Swallow
Barn Swallow
Swallow
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.
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Swallow
Swallow
The Barn Swallow has a glossy dark blue head, back and upper wings, maroon red face and chin and a white underside.
Swallow tail Showing its "swallow tail" (longer on males)
Swallow Swallows are related to Martins . . .
Swallow but not related to Swifts.
Swallow This one has a white upper tail
Swallow Another has a white under-wing
Swallow White face and chin (all with groups of "normal" Barn Swallows)
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Swallow Gathering mud cement/muddy nesting material
Swallow
Barn Swallow
Swallow at nest Nesting in roof timbers of stable
Swallow at nest Feeding chicks
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Swallow Swallows flocking together for return journey to Africa
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Swallow
Swallow Sunbathing while waiting for the flock to gather and leave
Swallow Sunbathing on warm roof at departure lounge
Showing their beautiful blue metallic sheen
Hitching a ride on a boat
Swallow navigating the Mediterranean