I got weary searching whether our porch birds are Cave Swallows or Cliff Swallows, since they look so similar but none of the pictures online show as much white on the wing as our female, so I'm creating a new category called Porch Birds, which safely covers all birds that nest on the eaves of a porch.
That way they are easy to identify -- kind of like Pet Store Fish vs. Big Water Fish.
You might remember that last year these two birds roosted on our porch every night but had no visible nest nearby. I never knew if they had a nest around or not, but I'm assuming they did. This year they have built it in the corner right across from the front door. That should be interesting when the babies are born, as my friend Dana has suggested I won't be allowed in the vicinity. We'll see.