Barn Swallows

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Postby Marinepits » June 9th, 2008, 2:43 pm

My Police Department has a nest of barn swallows, located in the rafters of the sally port (garage). They've used the same nest for the past 9 years. Here's the latest generation:

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I'll update pics as they grow.
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Postby TheRedQueen » June 9th, 2008, 3:00 pm

thanks for the terrific pics...I've never seen barn swallows in real life...how cool.
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Postby Marinepits » June 9th, 2008, 3:14 pm

They are SO fast and they fly at weird angles, kind of like bats. And they are so used to us that they will fly really close to you -- your hair will move as they go screaming by. They're fairly small, too, about the size of a sparrow, but their wings are quite large.
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Postby Jenn » June 9th, 2008, 3:15 pm

Baby birds are hideous, pretty mom though.
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Postby iluvk9 » June 9th, 2008, 3:17 pm

My childhood was spent dodging those freaking Barn Swallows. :x They had nests over our garage light and they got SO protective that you couldn't get out of the car without one of them dive-bombing your head.

My Dad would take the nest down when they were finished with it and sure enough, a new generation would re-build. :rolleyes2:
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Postby Malli » June 9th, 2008, 3:36 pm

:shock: We used to have them at my old house when I was a kid, :shock: they'd better not move in to my new house!!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 9th, 2008, 3:46 pm

It's very pretty!
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Postby CinderDee » June 9th, 2008, 4:06 pm

I've never seen them in person either. Great pics!
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Postby Asta » June 12th, 2008, 5:27 am

How neat! Swallows are awesome flyers, regular x-wings lol
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