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.

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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.

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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.

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