Aug 062016
 

We have Barn Swallow colony of more than 50 birds at our farm at 1276 Crowley Line, just south of Peterborough.

Robert Greenman Hood

Note: This is a very significant number of birds. Barn Swallows are now a Species at Risk in Ontario. D.M.

Barn Swallow nestlings - Wikimedia

Barn Swallow nestlings – Wikimedia

Barn Swallow - Karl Egressy

Barn Swallow – Karl Egressy

Swallows on wire in post-breeding flock - Wikimedia

Swallows on wire in post-breeding flock – Wikimedia

Aug 092015
 

May be beautiful weather but fall is near.  The Barn Swallows at my farm have been departing over the last week.  The last left yesterday, August 8.  With the amount of mosquitos still around, I wondered if they might delay a bit, but they seem to be keeping to their regular yearly schedule.

 

Barn Swallow (Karl Egressy)

Barn Swallow (Karl Egressy)

Barn Swallow nestlings - Wikimedia

Barn Swallow nestlings – Wikimedia

Bruce Kidd, Douro