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Cliff Swallow Nests

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As I mentioned earlier, cliff swallows (Petrochlidon pyrrhonota) construct gourd-shaped nests on vertical walls. No reinforcing material is added to the mud pellets that comprise the nest. A small entrance tunnel gives access to these completely enclosed swallow nests that … Continue reading

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Cliff Swallow

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A small colony of cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) build their nests on Hat Creek Powerhouse #1 (Shasta County CA) each summer. Cliff swallows place their gourd-shaped nests with small entrance tunnels on vertical walls, usually under an overhang, in or … Continue reading

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Barn Swallow

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The barn swallows (Hirundo┬árustica) returned to our ranch on May 8th. The most abundant and widely distributed swallow in the world, it breeds in the Northern Hemisphere and winters in the Southern. Barn swallows explore many nesting sites before making … Continue reading

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