nesting at visitor's center
Jefferson Co., Texas
20 May 2013
Not great photos, I have really been trying to get a good one of these guys flying over the pond snagging bugs, but they are so fast.
The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. 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".