[Tweeters] Ridgefield NWR: CLIFF & BARN SWALLOW ++
willclemons at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 23 17:09:30 PDT 2009
I birded the River "S" Unit at Ridgefield NWR (~4mi W of I-5 at Exit 14 in SW Washington; http://www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/ ). I was there for this season's final Goose Survey. I was there today from 7AM until 2:30PM. I walked the entrance canyon, and also made 2 loops of the Auto Tour Route.
CLIFF SWALLOW & BARN SWALLOW: One of each was seen working N & S over the water canal between the road and Rest Lake, from the Lake's SE corner Northerly. There are hundreds of Violet-green Swallows and Tree Swallows on the Refuge now. Wilson Cady was near Clay Davis and I while we were watching the CLIFF and BARN. Wilson told me that George Mayfield had seen the CLIFF SWALLOW a few days ago at RNWR.
Seen by other birders, but not by me:
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