July 23, 2014

So, where's my coffee?

She(?) may be the poster child for Angry Birds or maybe she just needs his morning coffee.

The number of Barn Swallows in Ontario decreased by 65 percent between 1966 and 2009.
source Ministry of Natural Resources.

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallows once nested in caves throughout North America, but now build their nests almost exclusively on human-made structures. Today the only North American Barn Swallow population that still regularly uses caves as nest sites occurs in the Channel Islands off the California coast.

The oldest known Barn Swallow in North America was 8 years, 1 month old.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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