These are my closest neighbors... and are they ever messy.
I am not sure just how many years in a row I have had barn swallows nesting by my front door but it is at least for the last six or seven years, possibly eight. Today, I decided to take some pictures.
Although the mother, or father, bird did not like my activity, she, or he, didn't even make a fuss.
This last picture was taken using a mirror. The picture was flipped upside down so it would look more or less normal, even if a bit blurry. In the larger picture you can make out at least four chicks.
I only tried two shots with the mirror and both turned out blurry. I did not want to upset the little fellows too much, or keep the parents away for too long, so I may try for a better shot in a day or two after they have had plenty of time to relax.