Monday, July 11, 2016

Barn Swallows

A while back I posted some pictures of Barn Swallows while having lunch outdoors at a wonderful restuarant in Tubac. I didn't know we even had these birds in this part of AZ. and figured maybe because this place was further away from the big towns and it is a little higher elevation it drew them there.
Well Friday when I was leaving class I noticed lots of birds flying around the entrance. I followed their flight and saw there was a nest right in the corner under the eve of the building.

Today  brought my camera and no birds flying around. I still wanted to get a picture of the nest and look what was inside. I don't know if it was just one or the entire family was in there.

Good Night All


  1. Wow! good job of spotting and great shots!!'s a cliff swallow!! They have the cute little white face and the gourd shaped nest...can you imagine all the trips with dabs of mud to make that nest? Hot and Humid here today so I have to get out early...have a great day.

  2. Hi Sondra,

    Thanks for the correction. I wonder if they are coming more this way as the book I have did not mention the cliff swallow at all for this area. Maybe I will get lucky and see them flying again. Of course that means lugging the camera to class every time. Hope you get it all done early enough.

  3. I wouldn't know a barn swallow or a cliff swallow if I saw one, but I love your photos!

  4. Hi Gypsy,

    They are really pretty. And glad you like them, Thank You

  5. Great pictures. Cute little bird, nasty looking nest. Glad I don't have to clean it up when it empty.

  6. Hi Jane,

    It looks as though another one is in progrss below it. But like you I'm glad I'm not the one to clean it up either.