Have you seen any Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park recently? Swallows are known for their beautiful, sharply forked tails with long outer feathers. During the month of June, Barn Swallows are commonly seen over much of the Chesapeake Bay region. They feed on a variety of insects such as moths, flies, crickets, beetles and grasshoppers. In the wild, Barn Swallows typically live to the age of four and their species is regarded as stable. When you see one of these amazing birds in the Park, please send us a picture!