Barn Swallows, (Hirundo rustica)
Baylands Nature Preserve, Palo Alto, CA
July, 19, 2022
It’s rare to see swallows sitting still on a branch! Here is a male adult barn swallow with a juvenile conveniently posing for me. It is always a gift to see a young bird; their juvenile stage usually lasts only weeks. Did you know that barn swallows are one of the most widely distributed birds on Earth?

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