I do not know where the migrant songbirds are, but I found you a migrant barn swallow with nest and babies at the Hardware Store in Hempstead. These birds do not live at the Bird Sanctuary because I have too many trees and thick woods. These birds do live close to humans, but prefer meadows for hunting their insects. As you will notice, this bird built the nest on a light structure by the Hardware Store door. They also like barns and porches. For this reason, some humans do not like them as they do not want the nests on their stuff. These swallows eat mosquitoes, so I love them! I have shared info from Wikipedia below and the photos. Catching the adult bird at the nest was the most difficult as they are super fast. Please enjoy these birds and learn to live with them!
H. r. rustica in Denmark
|Range of H. rustica Breeding range Resident year-round Non-breeding range|
Habitat and range
Relationship with humans
H. r. erythrogaster in Washington State, USA
...this is brendsue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Get some good rest as it is time to snooze!! Sweet Dreams~