It all started when a solitary pair showed up a number of years ago. Now we have a full barn with the main aisle resembling the flight deck of a battleship. It is small inconvenience to have these masters of air in our lives each spring, the wonderful job they do in bug control really valuable. This season a full 12 nests of babies have hatched and taken flight.
We have plenty, but Swallows are having a tough time and populations are dwindling. Click here to check out Mass Audubon’s research project – If you are in Massachusetts you can help them with the research.
The Big Barn Study hopes to find answers and that will help keep the bugs from bugging you!
For bird identification and high quality photos and info check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology site at:
an earlier blog for horse lovers: