Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Albertville, MN(Zone 4b)

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(Zone 5a)

What a cute little thing! We had Barn Swallows nest above our front door this year.

Albertville, MN(Zone 4b)

That's exactly where these little guys nested too, above my front door. They made a huge mess and scared the UPS driver off for life, but definitely worth it to see them grow up and leave the nest. Also, I felt like Snow White every time I mowed the lawn since the mother and father birds would swoop around my head the whole time I was in the front yard...I'm sure the neighbors think I'm nuts!

(Zone 5a)

That is funny. We actually put caution tape up across the front stairs to keep people off the porch. Our swallows got used to us if we didn't get too close. We just made use of the back door during that time. We really enjoyed having those insect eaters around and had very few mosquitoes until they left.

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