Blog Posts - Barn Swallow

House Martins and Swallows

House Martins and Swallows (well these are just HM) As many of you will know (UK readers at least) we are experiencing, here, what is often known as an Indian summer at the moment (although being the UK that could change pretty quickly), so althoug...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Sep 11, 2015

Swallows and Scooters

Peacock Butterfly - Loughton Valley Park, Milton Keynes. Let me just make it clear the title is indeed Swallows and Scooters, and not scoters (the sea duck), I know this is predominantly a wildlife blog but as always I like to add in some family li...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 21, 2014

The swallows left their nest

Today I went to Veshtica and I've witnessed the first flight of the four young swallows. The nest is in our house and I just wanted to take some pictures of the young birds ,but few seconds after the pictures all of the swallows flew from the nest an...
by Bird Banding in Bulgaria on Aug 4, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

You have to squint to see the purple. In a few weeks, they will be indigo purple with peach-colored breasts. But not until they grow into their beaks. Mr. and Mrs. Barn Swallow are fierce protectors, chasing off all intruders, … Continue readin...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 30, 2012

The new Swallow nest

The Barn Swallows in Veshtica have made a new nest near the house. I think that the nest is well protected from cats. There are only two eggs in it. I hope that soon  I will be able to ring the little swallows.
by Bird Banding in Bulgaria on Jul 26, 2012

Many birds ,but no ringing....

Today I was planing to make some ringing ,but the weather was way too hot and sunny for mist nets. Last few years I ringed little Red-backed shrikes in July so today I went outside for a walk. I hoped that I will find Red-backed shrike nests and I'll...
by Bird Banding in Bulgaria on Jul 14, 2012

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