5 June 2015 Barn Swallows in Turkey I know very little about birds, but was trying to identify the species of bird that attacked me (well, not attacked, per say – she was clearly protecting her babies!) while I was on holiday in Turkey just last week – and I came across this site.

 
I was in Izmir province near Pamukkale for my birthday, making use of an outdoor changing room outside a public swimming area, when the bird (Barn Swallows in Turkey) pictured below swooped in directly overhead to my stall several times, inches from my head…I looked up and noticed her nest full of chicks near the door opening and instantly understood I was trespassing…!
 
She is beautiful!!! I just had to share….Can you please confirm I’ve correctly identified her as a Barn Swallow? I understand they essentially exist worldwide-
 
Many thanks, Cheers! Zoe from of NYC
Barn Swallows in Turkey
Barn Swallows in Turkey
Barn Swallows in Turkey
Barn Swallows in Turkey
Barn Swallows in Turkey
Barn Swallows in Turkey