I stopped to photograph cliff swallows nesting under the overhang of a house in Foleyet on Hwy 101 and then saw even more of them nesting under the eaves of the Robin’s Donut establishment in White River. Considering how many black flies and mosquitoes they might eat in a day, I was certainly on their side and hoping that they would have a large and healthy family.
This type of swallow constructs its nest of mud pellets, often on the underside of bridges or under the eaves of buildings.
Update 2012: This year when we were in Foleyet, I enjoyed watching and photographing Cliff Swallows as they landed by a muddy puddle and picked up bits of mud in their beaks and headed back to the nest. Cliff Swallows in Foleyet