Date: 3/10/17 12:15 pm
From: Karan Fairchild <alderspr...>
Subject: [obol] Re: FOY Tree Swallows
Here also! We had three, swooping all over and checking the nest boxes. It was indeed a joy to hear and seen them, and they are also later arriving than usual. Also the first male rufous hummer going to the feeders and hanging around. One zipped thru 2 days ago.

Karan Fairchild

6 mi SW of Philomath, Benton County

From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Mark J. Greenfield
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:02 PM
Subject: [obol] FOY Tree Swallows

Today just seemed like the right kind of day for the tree swallows to return. So I went outside to look, and voila, there they were, one to two dozen of them. FINALLY. Last year they arrived on February 23. The year before, February 16. They are out and about, checking out the nest boxes. What a joy to see them. I thought I might have spotted a VG swallow at a distance, but I couldn’t get a good enough view of it and did not hear a different call. So I am not ready to say they are back yet. Typically, the violet green’s arrive here a week or two (or more) later than the tree swallows.

Mark J. Greenfield
14745 NW Gillihan Road
Portland, Oregon 97231
(503) 227-2979

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