When the sun comes up in the morning, I often have 5 tiny visitors outside the kitchen window. These little barn swallows primp themselves up on the fence while watching the world go by.
We have quite a few around here, and in the summer time swarms of them come out at sunset to compete with the bats for their mosquito dinners down by the pond. It's amazing to see them all swerving around each other, never crashing into each other, although coming hair-razingly close.
I especially love their blue and copper coloring, which, when I think about it, are exactly the same colors as my kitchen curtains. Oh, am I being too matchy-matchy again?