Posted by: atowhee | April 12, 2020


This afternoon there was a flock of Cliff Swallows around the antique barn at Westside Road and French.  That’s north of McMinnville, southwest of Carlton.  First I have seen this year. Barn Swallows coming and going from inside of the same barn.
North of that point just east of the next intersection (Meadowlake Road) there are a pair of Killdeer apparently nesting on the bare ground just off the highway.

In this photo you see several of the swallows, the one in the lower right-hand corner flashing his field mark rump patch:CS-2 (2)

Westside Road, Yamhill County, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 12, 2020 1:00 PM
12 species
Killdeer    2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Kestrel  1
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Barn Swallow  2
Cliff Swallow  30     first of year–under eaves of barn northeast of the intersection of Westside and French
Bushtit  1
European Starling  X
American Robin  X
House Finch    1
Brewer’s Blackbird  X

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