Cliff Swallow pair #7 are building their nest against the house wall.
As each awkwardly maneuvers to perch and add mud to the nest entrance,
one wing slaps against the wall, the other flails in the air.
An eighth pair of Cliff Swallows has started nest building under the
entrance of an occupied nest. With each delivery of mud, they land
at the nest entrance and seem to ponder for a while whether or not to
feed the mud to the old nestlings, then eventually daub mud at the base.
If the nest is completed, it will seal the entrance -- the young will starve.
It's not as if there's insufficient room for more nests .... nest picture
Dave Hoag, Grand Isle.