It's that time of year when Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) can be regularly spotted darting around in the United States! I spotted this one in Durham, North Carolina while in the field where a group of them were feeding. They did so by flying high, divebombing towards the water and pulling up at the last moment while also doing some other fantastic aerobatic maneuvers and this 'dance' lasted a full 30 minutes at high speeds. An incredible sight to come across, and a simple one to miss if you're not looking.
Barn Swallows can commonly be found here during the summer months and breed around this time of the year. During the winter, they fly southward. These birds have huge ranges and are not at all threatened, but can become less common in places due to human development.
Photo credit: Joseph Bursey (I'm proud of this one)!