Date: 5/21/19 3:55 pm From: Barbara Combs <bcombs232...> Subject: [obol] Re: [lanebirds] Black Swifts, Lane Co.
I stopped the car short this afternoon on Ed Cone Boulevard when I saw a
Black Swift foraging near the ground next to the road. I had not seen
Daniel’s email until just now. It seems that the swift movement is more
than just coastal.
On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 12:51 PM Daniel Farrar <jdanielfarrar...>
> Like magic a group of 15+ BLACK SWIFTS descended from the heavens at
> Sutton Beach, Lane Co. this morning around 10:15. They were at very
> low altitude mixing with Barn and Violet-green Swallows, offering a
> great comparison and superb views of these massive swifts. I have had
> my best luck with them on cloudy days like this morning. It forces
> them quite low to around 30-40 ft. just above the foredune, so they
> are easy to spot. On sunny days I'm too busy looking at the ground
> for eggs and plovers so probably just miss them.
> Always a treat!
> Daniel Farrar
> Dunes City, Oregon
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Barbara Combs obie '70
Lane County, OR