3 fledgling Barn Swallows in an abandoned building.
I watched the adult Barn Swallow feeding these youngsters on several occasions but could never get a shot of the adult. I was just using a point and shoot camera at the time. It was surprising to see these young birds still in the nest this late in the season. Temps at night here are in the 40s.
We see numbers of Barn Swallows each day, but always on the wing and mostly moving south. This one was very high, but I took a few quick shots.
Darting through the air. Nests under the dock.
The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In Anglophone Europe it is just called the Swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".