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Nests of swallows


Nests of swallows in the window of a 400 hundred years old church. Mud nests are constructed by both males and females, and amongst the tunnel diggers the excavation duties are shared as well. In historical times, the introduction of man-made stone structures such as barns and bridges, together with forest clearance, has led to an abundance of colony sites around the globe, significantly increasing the breeding ranges of some species.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

looks comfortable enough,

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Yes amy.nadler, they are really amazing

amy.nadler 10 years ago

Those are beautiful. I never would have guessed they were made by birds; they look more like bee's nests to me. I'm glad I've been corrected!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Seema and AvaT-B

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Shalryn for sharing. It is sad to see changes that are affecting the wildlife.

Shalryn 10 years ago

I am so happy that you have a healthy population of swallows. I am in British Columbia, Canada, and the populations off all types of swallows have been declining in recent years. This spring, we have only one nesting pair of violet-green swallows where we used to have dozens just in our yard. We have seen no sign as yet of any barn swallows or cliff swallows. Appreciate these little aerobats while you can!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

I just love this animal architecture in human architecture picture too!

Seema 10 years ago

Amazing discovery..

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Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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