Posted by Edwin Bowe on October 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Commonly seen soaring low over the ground, barn swallows are easily distinguished from other American swallows by their deeply forked tail. As shown in this image, combined with an orange mask and forehead, iridescent cobalt blue is the dominant color on the upper parts of the bird. Underparts vary from buff colored, as in this bird, to white.