Posted by: atowhee | April 18, 2019


Vaux’s Swifts, lots of Violet-green Swallows and a lone Rough-winged, all over McMinnville this morning.  Their aerial ballet a tribute to some sunshine and warmth, thus to the presence of flying insects.

And yesterday I had my first flock (more than one) blue butterflies.  I think they are spring azures, aptly named.


  1. Hi there,

    I love your photo of the swallow on the power line. Is it a violet-green? I find myself watching swallows frequently this spring, and was moved to write a ‘nature alert’ for the Corvallis Advocate, an independent bimonthly I’ve written for over the past year. Would it be possible for me to share your photo in my article? Credit would be given to you of course. Send a reply either way, and keep up the good birding and blogging! Thanks.

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