Dinner’s here!

This was photographed in a state park, which has several outdoor shelters. Barn swallows always build a dozen or more nests in each shelter, so this was a matter of picking the shelter with the most active parents.

The Outside World

This baby barn swallow was the first of the five nestlings to take a look at the world outside. I am sure that he/she wasn´t expected me to catch the moment. Good luck birdy!

To fly or not to fly? Am I ready?

On an early morning, this beautiful little barn swallow was resting on the edge of a lower rooftop outside my bedroom window. After what I felt was an eternity, the bird finally stretched her/his wings and flew fearlessly away. It was a precious moment.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology