Blue-and-White Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on Nov 8, 2014. Blue-and-White Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca) Pair  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on March 25, 2009. Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  Photographed  along Nations Road near Geneseo, NY on May 2, 2015.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 2, 2012. Purple Martin (Progne subis) Male  Digiscoping photo made at Cape May, NJ on May 4, 2010. Purple Martin (Progne subis) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2017.   Map
Purple Martin (Progne subis) Female and Hatchling  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 1, 2012.  The tiny object in the opening of the nest cavity is a newly hatched Purple Martin. Purple Martin (Progne subis) Full House  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 1, 2012. Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2017.  Map
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) at Nest Box  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 10, 2016. Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Emerging from Nest Box  It was emerging from the nest box at Chimney Bluffs State Park in Wayne County in western New York State on May 9, 2007. Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Nestlings Peering from Nest Box  Photographed at the Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park in Brighton, NY on July 2, 2017.   Map
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Arriving at Nest Box to Feed Nestling  Photographed at the Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park in Brighton, NY on July 2, 2017.  This is the same nest box shown in the previous photo.   Map Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Feeding Nestlings at Nest Box  Photographed at the Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park in Brighton, NY on July 2, 2017.  This is the same nest box shown in the previous photo.   Map Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) in Huge Flight  This huge flock in fall migration was photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 7, 2008.
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) Nestlings  This film photo of nestlings still in the nest, but already in their adult plumage, was made at Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA in August 1984. Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) Nestlings Being Fed  This film photo of large nestlings being fed by an adult was made at Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore MA in August 1984.  This photo shows the same two fledglings from the previous photo plus a third being fed insect food by a parent who was only at the nest for a split second.  The adults seemed to be on the wing from dawn to dark, catching food in the air.  This is a public bathing beach.  While taking pictures, I attracted a small crowd of people who were apparently oblivious to the nesting swallows before I started taking photos.  I heard comments ranging from, “Oh, aren’t they cute”, to “Why would anyone waste film on dumb birds?”  Fortunately, the nesting area was roped off.  The photos were taken from behind the rope. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) on a Nest  Photographed from very close range at the observation tower of the Marsh Boardwalk, Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2008.
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Nestlings  They were on a nest  on a bridge over the Erie Canal near Rochester, NY  on August 17, 2005.  Digisocoping photo. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Nestlings about to Be Fed  This is the same nest in the previous photo with the nestlings about to be fed by an adult. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Fledglings  Photographed along the Genesee Greenway near Chili, NY on Aug 7, 2010.
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva)  This digiscoping photo was made at a wastewater treatment plant in the Braddock Bay area near Rochester, NY on Dec 2, 2010. Cave swallows, a species native to Central America and the southern US, are unusual late fall visitors to Western New York.  They do not survive long in this area.