[Tweeters] Re: A Swallow Day in Auburn
rhtyler at gmail.com
Mon May 15 16:48:36 PDT 2017
... and I wrote "sparrow" instead of "swallow" THREE times. Finger
On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was at the M Street marsh in Auburn on Saturday morning, looking at
> ducks and shorebirds in a light rain, when a squall blew through with
> high(er) winds and madly dumping rain . After 10 minutes or so of heavy
> rain, the swallows started landing on a wire fence right in front of me.
> The cool thing was that they landed in species order -- the violet-greens,
> trees, barns and cliff swallows all bunched into stationary,
> easily-identifiable groups. The lone(ly) northern rough-winged sparrow at
> the end of the wire looked forlorn.
> It was by far the best sparrow family photo I've seen, and it made the
> differences between them all quite obvious. My sparrowing skills took a
> jump Saturday.
> Also saw three kinds of teals, some dowitchers and a spotted sandpiper. It
> was a good, albeit soggy, morning.
> Rick Tyler
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