The Barn Swallows ((Hirundo Rustica) are a familiar sight to many people. These amazing aerial acrobats are skilled in catching flying insects like a boss and over the centuries, have become habituated to living near humans.
The birds migrate to warm climates for winter, but upon their return, they frequently fly above our heads with their forked tails and those of us lucky enough to have them around, get to see their typical black and white plumage from below.
But as they get to see the world we live in from above, when presented the opportunity to see these birds from the bird’s eye perspective, the much shinier and more colorful plumage comes to light. I did not realize how colorful Barn Swallows were until they started sitting on the drainage pipe below my window and I started paying attention to them.
Being a big fan of birding, when I hear their song from just outside my room, I run to take a peak at the individuals perched on the size of my roof and when given a chance, film the animals.
The footage below is a compilation of videos I captured featuring Barn Swallows from the bird’s eye perspective. Without a doubt, they look much prettier from above. Between their shiny, almost velvety blue coats, and fine red feathers above and under their beaks which are then lines with contrasting black, the plumage of Barn Swallows, when seen from above, is plain beautiful.
Now thanks to the videos I recorded you can enjoy the view of the birds not often seen as well. And enjoy their twitter warble at the same time too.
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Thanks for introducing me to this beautiful creature indigenous to this planet Earth. The impressive detail of the fineness of its feathering was a pleasure to study.
You’re right that was not something we are likely to see, not even with good binoculars.