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.

Cliff Swallow

A cliff swallow constructs a nest made of mud from the harbour in Bronte, Ontario. Their craftsmanship is amazing!

I Want My Dinner!

This baby swallow jumped and flapped her wings every time the mom flew off to fetch more food.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology