[Tweeters] A sky full of Swallows and Swifts

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 21:09:11 PDT 2021

Inspired by Larry Schwitters' emails to Tweeters and to Vaux Happening
subscribers, I headed out on this chilly and breezy night to look for
Vaux's Swifts at the Johnson Auto Glass roost chimney in downtown Yakima.
At 7:53 p.m., 8 minutes after local sunset, a pair came twittering over and
allowed me to take some photos before they continued on to the northwest. I
think this is one of my earliest sightings of Vaux's Swifts here in Yakima
County. Early is becoming more and more normal. It was 41° at sunset. I
hope they found a warm roost.

I submitted a report on Larry's website at https://www.vauxhappening.org/
using the "Contact Us" >> "Submit a Report" drop-down menu.

Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Yakima County, WA
*Qui tacet consentire videtur*

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 6:34 PM Catherine Alexander <cma at squeakyfiddle.com>

> Sitting on my back porch this morning, I was treated to a huge mixed flock

> of Violet-green Swallows and Vaux Swifts. I haven’t seen such a flock from

> the yard in many years.


> I noticed Violet-green Swallows playing over the shoreline of Lake

> Washington yesterday, again way more than have been present there for a

> good number of years.


> It was a good day.


> Catherine Alexander

> Lakewood neighborhood

> South Seattle



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