[Tweeters] (Clark Co.) Black Swift?

Larry Schwitters leschwitters at me.com
Fri May 1 17:03:03 PDT 2015


Luke,

If it's a Swift going into a chimney in the PNW it's probably a Vaux's. A very, very, very, long shot of it being a Chimney Swift. Black Swifts nest and roost by fast moving water.

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
On May 1, 2015, at 4:02 PM, Luke Hanes wrote:


> I'm still a novice, and I've never seen a Black Swift before, so I very well could be completely off...

>

> At about 3pm I was driving east on NW 78th Street in Hazel Dell and saw a swift-like bird that was all black, flapped/soared differently than a Vaux's (its flapping wasn't quite as fast and continuous) and then it dove into a chimney on the north side of the road (roughly across from Family Dentistry which is on the south side of the road). Does that sound like a Black Swift?

>

> Luke Hanes

> Vancouver, WA (Felida)

> lukeandharmony1997 at gmail.com

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