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Barn Swallow


Barn Swallow
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Copyright: Kris Kearns (kkearns) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 60] (244)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6 USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 15:54
Viewed: 2805
Points: 2
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Barn Swallow - CVNP Beaver Marsh - ended up a little too close to her nest - The Barn Swallow is a bird of open country which normally uses man-made structures to breed and consequently has spread with human expansion. It builds a cup nest from mud pellets in barns or similar structures and feeds on insects caught in flight.[5] This species lives in close association with humans, and its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by man; this acceptance was reinforced in the past by superstitions regarding the bird and its nest. There are frequent cultural references to the Barn Swallow in literary and religious works due to both its living in close proximity to humans and its conspicuous annual migration.[6] The Barn Swallow is the national bird of Estonia.

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Hi Kris
looks like a Tree Swallow to me, Barn Swallow having reddish brown throat feathers.
Tfs
Tom

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