But surely it would have had the long tail streamers (and different wing shape jizz) if it were that species?? Our artist friend has been at pains to try and capture such (geometrically) for the others ...Thank you birdmeister, better not to comment when I havent experience with all species in the area.
But: the colours of body and head looked so good for a Barn Swallow: the right glossy black, the right red on the throat and the right yellow tone for this species (belly is variable, ok).
Quiz for all European based birders: paint all these three colours on a piece of paper, and ask another, which bird he or she is thinking of. And the answer is?