Date: 1/6/21 11:30 pm
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Shoreline at Mountain View Highlights 6 January

That is a Barn Swallow, check out the very long tail. As well as the white on the tail, that is a key feature. I assume this was in summer, if so, please make sure you post the date of the photo. Dates are vital to our understanding of which birds are present in any area, and also in making sense on how to interpret a photo. Dates and Locations – vital, otherwise the photos are not all that useful to understanding the bird in the photo.

Take care,


Alvaro Jaramillo

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From: <southbaybirds...> <southbaybirds...> On Behalf Of Oliver Zhang
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:00 PM
To: <southbaybirds...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Shoreline at Mountain View Highlights 6 January

Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the heads-up on the birds. Now that you mentioned the early appearance of swallows, I wonder if this is the same SWALLOW you saw? I went through some of the pictures and not sure if these were the CLIFF SWALLOWS anymore.

Thanks & Happy Birding.


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