fast flyers

I see these birds flying over two different small lakes near my home on the south shore of Long Island, NY, in the spring and summer. They are black or dark brown with different colored breasts: white, orange, or blue. They are fairly small and they fly very fast - you almost don't even see them they're so fast. They fly around above the lake, and then swoop down and glide for a long time close to the surface of the water, all very fast. Any ideas?

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Jul 08, 2014
Swallows NEW
by: Susan

They are swallows. Where I live, in British Columbia they arrive in April and migrate south again in the fall.

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