Barn Swallow Bath Time

This sweet barn swallow has been with us for over a month now after being hit at the airport. We have been treating his large open wound along his side and shoulder. It is almost fully closed and resolved, however we are unsure if he will get full flight mobility back. As an aerial insectivore, this is by far the most important part. We are taking his treatment day by day and have been in touch with some swallow specialists. His improvement is really good, his attitude is great, and he is a well-mannered bird. He eats great and loves mealworms, fly larvae, and fruit flies. 

Since we work with him so often, some of our skin oils get on him. Here he is after a fresh bath, which helps replenish his natural oils.

Barn swallow after a bath.
Injured barn swallow after a bath.