When we got back from the trip out into the Bay, H pointed out this Welcome Swallow sitting on the back of a seat in another tour boat. I love the way this bird seems to be looking around, taking things in.
The Welcome Swallow is the 'normal' swallow in my part of the world, and its a different species to the Barn Swallow (which I just called a Swallow) that I used to see in the UK. The Welcome Swallow is Hirundo neoxena while the Barn Swallow is H. rustic.
These birds do migrate north from Tasmania and SE Australia in the winter, but a few hand around all year.
In these pictures you can see that these swallows do not have the dark chest/ breast band of the Barn Swallow.
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