Friday, June 12, 2009

Birds identified as barn swallows (and no, I don't live in a barn)

Jessica in Clute solved the mystery about the birds nesting inside the front entrance of the porch. (See yesterday's post.)

They're barn swallows, she said, sending along this informative link.

As you can see from the above photo, it should be quite a sight walkin out the front door if all goes according to the swallow family plan.


manxlucky said...

I have some very similar birds and thought they were swifts.

Anonymous said...

Banjo, these sparrows can get abundant so if that happens be informed they are good eating off the grill. I enjoyed these things both in Beijing and Tokyo. I saw giant sky high nets I thought were to collect golf balls from a driving range, but they were to catch sparrows for grilling:

Skewer that cat if he gives you any more trouble, it's fairly tasty when spiced up, white to gray meat.