We love our winged pest control and look forward to seeing the barn swallows return every year. We enjoy not only their bug eating prowess but also watching their aerobatic flying and the fact that they chase bigger flying pests away as well.
This year we are doubly blessed with a second nest built in our doe barn. So far they have been very good at following my request that they not build right over the milk stanchion.
This picture of a baby barn swallow was a blue ribbon & people's choice winner for Bekah at the 2010 Linn County fair.