Although Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica nests within occupied buildings are ubiquitous in Europe, Red-rumped Swallows Cecropis daurica – in Spain, at least – normally nest in less-disturbed sites, such as caves, bridges and culverts. The Parador Hotel at Mazagón, on the Huelva coast just east of Doñana, Andalucia, has a tall, drive-through carport, where guests stop to


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