Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Very few swallows come back to Capistrano now. They’ve moved on to more accepting locations, where there’s more insects to eat. But they still have the parade. They used to nest at the hospital in Mission Viejo but they got kicked out for being unsanitary (which they were tbh).

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