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On October 03, 2003 there was a massive influx of swallows to Benbrook Lake near Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. I estimate that at least seventy-five thousand Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica were feeding over the lake that morning; perhaps far more than this conservative figure. Among them were numbers of Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor, Northern Rough-winged Swallows Stelgidopteryx serripennis, and Bank Swallows Riparia riparia, along with a few Cliff Swallows Petrochelidon pyrrhonota and at least one Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva. Groups of birds would suddenly land on the ground to rest:

Next to the imm. Barns are a Bank (c. center), a Rough-wing (top-left), and two imm. Trees (between and left of these two birds):


This Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) was very richly-colored compared to the few adults I've seen locally:

Two Cliff Swallows Petrochelidon pyrrhonota; these seem to be juveniles that have started their molt early?:

You think swallows have it easy? - take a look at the heat haze pouring off of this unusually rich-chestnut Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica:
This imm. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia has a cinnamon wash on the central throat and upper chest band: