The tree swallows in the Meadowlands have been getting more publicity, but the barn swallows are making their presence known as well in DeKorte Park.
Walk in the parking lot and they’ll be whizzing past. Walk on the Marsh Discovery Trail or on the elevated boardwalk near the Environment Center, and they are zipping past everywhere.
In fact, they zip so fast they are next to impossible to photograph in flight.
Click "Continue Reading" below for more on barn swallows and a photo of an empty nest.
While tree swallows like to nest in nestboxes along the edge of a marsh, barn swallows like to build their nests on the sides of rafters or even under docks and other structures.
The nest here was built inside one of the observation areas on the Marsh Discovery Trail.
More on barn swallows here.