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Barn Swallows

On the 30th May we have a pair of swallows, (Hirundo rustica, Golondrinas in Spanish) intent on building a nest platform on a ceramic lamp in our front courtyard, we have tried to give them alternatives and when they decided to build on something totally unsuitable we gave in and let them continue on the lamp.
They are insectivores, so that might be useful, however they are noisy and I fear messy. It will give us an opportunity to photograph them and any chicks they have.

The featured image was captured 16th June 2009 – 10 days old.