Monday, May 09, 2016
I don't believe this male barn swallow realized that it was Mother's day yesterday. If he did, he wouldn't be scolding her like this. At least that's what he appears to be doing. Maybe he's just trying to impress her with his wide gape?
Slate Run Metropark, just south of Canal Winchester, is really a great place to photograph barn swallows. They nest in the big red barn, and they're quite used to people. Wait long enough, and they're sure to perch on the fence rails just behind the barn. Fair warning, however- if the wind is blowing just right, you may be standing directly in the path of the malodorous pig pen!