Activity 2 (if a little incomplete)—
lately, I’ve been in Utah enjoying the swallows and swifts from my window. I’m seeing a lot of violet green swallows and white throated swifts. Their darting around makes it hard to differentiate sometimes, but on the swift, there seems to be a band of white on the side against blotches of dark on the belly. Violet green swallows feature a much more clean break between the dark backside and the white belly.
Ahhh I’m a huge fan of the snowy plover (such a beautiful bird, considered a symbol of longevity and perseverance) ~I think it’s in the shorebird family? I don’t think I’ve ever encountered one, so I will be excited to add that to my life list at some point! before corona hit, I would see barn owls near the student union at my college (they’d come out at about 8pm regularly.) that’s something I really miss since having to go back home. But I’ve still gotten some nice encounters with birds since returning from school. we have a nest of barn swallows on our porch, and they’ve had two rounds of chicks. Lovely birds, if a bit sloppy! Haha