I’ve decided that (at this time) the Barn Swallow is my favorite bird. Why? Because they are so beautiful and they fly really fast! The coloring includes Steel blue upper parts, buff under parts with throat and forehead of rust. They have a deeply forked tail. Also they are very smart.
I saw my first Barn Swallow in June of 2015 under a structure at Belmar Lake in Lakewood, Colorado where they were nesting. They build their unique nests out of mud. Since then I have been back to observe these fabulous creatures often. I find them delightful. The introduction photo was taken by me.
I went back recently (it's winter) and the barn swallows had migrated. I'm not sure where these particular birds over winter. But I believe they winter in the tropics and Eurasia. Can't wait to see them again in the spring.