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Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica


Four fledgling Barn Swallows in a nest right outside my front door. I love their "Got Milk" faces.


One can find the adaptable Barn Swallow feeding in open habitats from fields, parks, and roadway edges to marshes, meadows, ponds, and coastal waters. Their nests are often easy to spot under the eaves or inside of sheds, barns, bridges and other structures.


Nesting in archway of Gatehouse, Lantern Court, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Kirtland, OH

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RiekoS 8 years ago

Are they mimicking you, Brian (especially the one in the center)? ;-)
Lovely spotting.

YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

nice to meet you Brian, thanks for your comment on my Amanita muscaria pic, i love your pics, this one is special, love the birds faces too...saludos desde Mexico!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Excellent capture...

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

So lovely!!!Congrats for the capture!

Hema 9 years ago

great pic Brian!

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 9 years ago

What a great picture!

Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 9 years ago

Great photo! Brian Parsons you are a lucky man I wish they build a nest like this in my my front door :)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I like the "Got Milk" description. Nice picture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Brian Parsons
Spotted by
Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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