These guys like to sit on the sconces inside my covered porch. It's out of the rain, wind and high enough my cat can't even think of going after them. When they first started this I was afraid they were ready to make their mud nests but no sign of it for 4-5 months. They built a nest upstairs but I got it before there were any little ones in it.
I have two neighbors that have swallow families living inside their homes. One house is always open and the other is open during the day. A little startling to have one fly past your head as you walk out the door. They must be great bug catchers but mucho poop below the nest is why I don't welcome them. One was sitting on my tomato supports this morning and I stood there talking to him less than a meter away. Very cool birds.
On the sconce
One still there under the porch