Coincidentally, I saw my first Barn Swallows this morning, April 29th, at Hopkinton State Park! I realized I was near their nest when one of them flew directly towards my head, calling out warnings as it approached. I actually ducked! Later, I spotted their nesting box. I hope they are successful. It's right in the heart of a very busy area.
Barn Swallow #1
Barn Swallow #2 (bad lighting)
When I returned home, the local birds were all making a lot more noise than usual. I walked out of the garage to see if I could determine the cause and noticed a Turkey Vulture perched on the chimney of our neighbor's home. Hope they are OK!!!! That's the first time I've ever seen a Turkey Vulture on someone's house!