The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a Neotropical migrant, and calls the Texas South Plains home for a few months each spring and summer. Youngsters fledge when they're about three weeks old. Barn swallows have two broods, and juveniles from the first brood will help feed the second. Nests will usually be occupied again in subsequent years if left alone. This image looks awesome when printed on gallery wrapped canvas!
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