Posted by: atowhee | March 7, 2019


“One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”     –Aristotle

Ari, old boy, you got it wrong again.  Swallows not only make a summer, they make a strong implication that there will be at least one more spring.  And seeing my first violet-greens in months makes this person entirely happy.

Shortly after noon today there were three Violet-green Swallows feeding over the river slouf just below Salem’s Riverfront Park.  Welcome home, guys.

These are crappy images but best I could do with my point-n-shoot.


Salem Riverfront Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Mar 7, 2019 12:30 PM.  6 species

Canada Goose  30
Bufflehead  2, Pied-billed Grebe, Ruddy Duck
Killdeer  2
Violet-green Swallow  3     feeding over the water

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