This week’s edition of Focus on Wildlife in the Courier features this image of baby barn swallows being fed by a doting parent. Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) are our friends, especially this year! With all of th erain and the moisture we’ve had a banner year for mosquitoes and other bugs. Barn Swallows feast upon these insects and make our lives a better place.
Plus, they are so damn cute! Watching Barn Swallows fly is a joy. They fly so swiftly and with great agility. Trailing behind them is a distinct, long, forked tail. Their breasts are a rusty color that contrasts with their luminescent blue wings and backs.
For just $10 you can purchase an 8×10 of these barn swallow chicks being fed. 80% of your donation will go to the Animal Welfare Society.