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previously we have confirmed at this bridge location several cave swallows on utility lines over bridge.  the attached pictures were taken under the bridge on 5/13.  This is  a cup shaped nest with one visable youngster.  Is it possible to ID as a cave swallow?

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Not an expert but the pale orange throat does look better for Cave than Cliff or Barn, the forehead not that helpful to me.

I think all three species can have this type of nest? although our local Cliff use the more typical circular entrance.

No adults visiting the nest at the time, usually pretty frequent? If the location is not far should not be difficult to verify.

Interesting that Cliff prefer the east side of the Mississippi.

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