Greater Striped Swallow Nest

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10 years 1 week ago #6241 by JGB
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This photo was taken at familys house over the weekend. The Greater Swallows started building the nest last year and on their reurn this year carried on. This is the first time I have seen the entrance at the top, usually it is parallel with the ceiling.

Anyone else seen them building like this?



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Justin

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10 years 1 week ago #6242 by nkgray
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I have had a nest over my front door (with horizontal entrance!) for at least 15 years now. It was originally made and renovated annually by a pair of Greater Striped Swallows, then a few years ago I noticed that it was occupied by White-rumped Swifts. Had they evicted the swallows? I don't know, but the following year it was again occupied by swifts. Last year it was back to Greater Striped Swallows again. So far this year it is unoccupied.

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10 years 1 week ago #6245 by Arnold
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Is there a way that one can "invite" swallows to build there nest at your house? Owl boxes for owls, garingboom for barbets/woodpeckers. But how about swallows? :rolleyes:

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