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I had to resist the urge to make a Monty Python joke, but we were heading out to do some birding yesterday, when I spotted a few swallows swooping around our little neighborhood along the Columbia River. I took a quick snap in poor light from the car, while the engine was on. We see Violet-green around here, and in the last week or so I've spotted some Northern Rough-winged about but in less citified venues. When I got the photo on the computer later, the white "swoosh" around the neck made me wonder if it was a Bank Swallow, which I have less experience with as a general rule. Tail seems too long for a Northern, but initially I was thinking Tree or Violet-green just not in breeding colors or bad light making it look that way.

 

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Getting ready to get ready to head out again today, and I'll see if they are still around, but appreciate opinions. Thank you!

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