Yes, those swallows are fast little buggers, so difficult to catch. I believe those are Oriole's nests.
You are right about them being fast flying birds. The way they fly, swooping and maneuvering reminds me of fighter pilots in a dog fight. I've seen their nest on the sides of a house before. Using mud the nest is glues to the side. The nest in your photos look similar in shape.
I can never capture a swallow. They are really fast moving and busy little birds. You did a good job finding one at rest.
yup, i agree with the 1st commenter that those look like orioles' nests and swallows usually use the mud-daubing method against a building somewhere and these guys use holes in trees too. we have barn swallows here. you've got the cute little tree swallow there.
Beautiful captures! Love the details!
Pretty birds! I am not sure about the nests...they look similar to an Oriole nest, but not quite. I am a lot of help, aren't I? LOL!
Great photos, Lisa. I know swallows build their nest out of mud
Good job catching these photos!
Wow, those are great shots! Tina
Wonderfully photographed, these look like old fashioned roses:)