Posted by: atowhee | April 12, 2019


Rarely is there anything exciting at Safeway.  But this morning as I pulled to pick up a couple items, there was a flock of Barn Swallows sweeping back and forth over the building’s flat roof, warmed by the sun and probably providing plenty of heat for flying insects, thus supplying food for swallows outside while people had to go inside to get their provender.

In my garden: my juncos are all gone but wintering sparrows linger: Golden-crowned and White-throated.  One pair of Bushtits visit our feeders, nesting nearby I surmise.  I hear the flicker calling nearby but there is too much natural food now for him to bother with our suet cakes.  No warblers today either.  we await our first swift checking out the chimney.

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