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Barn Swallow; Golondrina Común

Hirundo rustica


4 chicks in this nest being fed by a juvenile (no tail streamers).


Garden on Limestone outcrop in foothills of los Serranos mountains.


The full set of 37 pictures plus 3 videos can be found here::
The 2nd video shows an older bird, perhaps one of the parents or one of last years clutch feeding them.

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Thank you all.
I have added a public link in the notes above to all the pictures and 3 videos on my facebook album.
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triggsturner 2 years ago

Congrats Malcolm. Great series.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Congratulations Malcolm on SOTD for this fantastic spotting!

Spectacular, well-deserved SOTD.

Awesome Malcolm,great spotting of a not so common behavior,congrats on the welldeserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulation Malcolm, this great series is our Spotting of the Day!

"Who's feeding this clutch of barn swallow chicks (Hirundo rustica) in our Spotting of the Day? Not an adult, but a juvenile bird, identified by the lack of long tail streamers. Barn swallow parents sometimes get help to feed their young, usually from older siblings from previous clutches, but also from unrelated juveniles.
Spotted in Spain by Project Noah ranger Malcolm Wilton-Jones. With 22,497 spottings, Malcom is by far our most prolific contributor!
You can find many more images and videos for this spotting here: ".



Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Jul 1, 2017
Submitted on Nov 13, 2017

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