When we first moved here in 2007, there were more Barn Swallows (brown on head and chest) than Tree Swallows (blue with white on head and chest), now it is the opposite. In the past 2 years I’ve hardly seen a Barn Swallow. Barn Swallows like to nest under the eaves of our house (not great, very messy). One year the first set of chicks died, so they had a 2nd set that made it. Tree Swallows use the nest boxes I’ve put out.
July 10/16 – for the first time I see Cliff Swallows! They want to nest on our house.