One, or Two, Thing(s) More

After the visitor pointed out the Great Horned Owl chicks to me, I started examining the area to see what else I could find on the wall. Turned out to be a lot more than I would have imagined. I quickly spotted several Cliff Swallows and followed them as they flew up to their nests.

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It seemed that this colony was still adding nests,

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and you didn’t have to scour the wall too hard to find other swallow nests.

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Nor did you have to look very hard to see where birds had relieved themselves, and if you looked long enough you could see chicks on some of these.

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I’m not enough of an expert to positively identify these, but there were Red-Tailed Hawks flying overhead several times.

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I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to my week-long excursion, so I decided to start home rather than spending another night camping out.

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