Barn Swallow
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Taken at Barns Ness on 6th June 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 



Taken at St Abbs Head Harbour on
9th May 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Barns Ness on 17th May 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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In Flight
Taken at Barns Ness on 17th May 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Not Pleased
Taken at Cathkin Marsh on 6th May 2017 using Nikon D5200 with
Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Barn Swallow.
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Local Names:
Hirundo rustica.
Passeriformes.
Hirundinidae.


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Against a beam or shelf in buildings or a ledge on cliffs.
Mud and plant fibres
They feed on the wing by catching insects in their gapes.
They are not particularly fast flyers (estimated at about 11 m/s,
but show remarkable manoeuvrability, necessary to feed on
flying insects while airborne.
Metallic blue upperparts and tail streamers, cream belly and russet throat.
17-20 cm
April-May. Clutches 2-3.
3-8. Smooth, glossy, and white with reddish speckles.
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