Visitors to patio in Phoenix, AZ

by Terry
(Phoenix, AZ, USA)


This pair have been staying overnight at our covered patio for a couple of days now. They don't seem bothered by human presence.


Slightly larger than a sparrow, not as big as a thrush. As I'm a recent resident from the UK, I'm still unfamiliar with even the most common American birds.

Any help, greatly appreciated.

Comment
Welcome Terry to North American birds. Those are swallows - looks like Barn Swallows, although Cave Swallows are also found in Arizona. Hopefully our readers can confirm.

You may soon discover a mud cradle. Their flight seems the very poetry of motion.

Comments for Visitors to patio in Phoenix, AZ

Click here to add your own comments

May 19, 2011
Three birds camping out tonight!
by: Terry

Well, 24 hours later and there are now THREE swallows, trying out the other corner of the patio. Hard to say whether it's last night's two plus one, but I guess that's quite likely.

Thanks for the info, BTW, I had a feeling the 'shoulders' looked very Swallow in appearance.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Unkown

    Oct 22, 17 09:17 PM

    Can anyone identify this bird. It flew into one of our windows and was stunned so I massaged it till it was better. Then put it our platform feeder to

    Read More

  2. Woodpecker?

    Oct 19, 17 02:25 PM

    Ran into window at work. Grey body, white head with a crown, white accents long narrow beak. In Texas

    Read More

  3. Grey bird with pointy head?

    Oct 17, 17 07:27 PM

    In northeast Kansas, just spotted this one at the feeder. Seems unusual for here. Observed today, Oct 17. Any thoughts on what it is?

    Read More