[Tweeters] swifts

Teri J Pieper tjpieper at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 06:37:15 PDT 2010


We walked to Deadhorse Lake on the Big Buck section of the Methow Wildlife
Area yesterday. While watching some phalaropes from up above the lake, I
noticed a Black Swift. Soon there were many, maybe a hundred or more. There
was some annoying tiny bugs and I figured they must be feeding on them. The
swifts came over the hill above me and often swooped so close I could feel
and hear their wing beats! It was pretty amazing. I even struggled to try to
get some photos of the birds zooming all around.



The phalaropes were Red-necked and there were five of them.



Other birds seen included:

Gadwall

Mallard

Killdeer

Mourning Dove

Common Nighthawk

Say's Phoebe

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Barn Swallow

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow



Teri Pieper, Methow Valley



http://www.myeverydayphotos.blogspot.com/



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