Thursday, July 9, 2015

Barn Swallows in Grasslands National Park

Barn Swallows are architects, confidently adapting human-made buildings by crafting nests under the eaves. And they earn their keep, harvesting thousands of mosquitoes. They are also very swift flyers, and easiest to photograph if they decide to pose quietly.

And, luckily, Barn Swallows seem inclined to pose at the new campground at Grasslands National Park, where I caught several by the cookhouse and on the park sign.

Orange and blue with a bug in its mouth. Barn Swallow. 
(Look at that long Swallow tail!) ©SB

This pair of barn swallows might be welcoming visitors --
or warning us to move away from their nest in the nearby info booth. ©SB
Barn Swallow.  ©SB

What are these birds?  Barn Swallows 
Location: Grasslands National ParkSaskatchewan, Canada. 
Photo date:  June 22 and 23, 2015.


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