Cave Swallow

Petrochelidon fulva

ML22782121


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Jordan Gunn
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eBird Checklist S26536639
Dutch Gap Conservation Area/Henricus Historical Park
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 37.3746, -77.3629 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Saw two tan-rumped swallows flying in fenced off fields behind visitor center. They were in fenced area with pond, flying over fields, chattering. Responded to Cave Swallow recordings by flying toward speaker, flying in circles above me chattering. Tan rumps clearly seen through binoculars. Shape/proportions suggested cliff/cave. Quite worn feathers. Unfortunately the lighting was horrible and weather was a bit misty. I was able to snap a few photos to possibly review. Looking at records, Caves are more likely in winter than Cliffs though both obviously rare. Reviewing and messing with brightness/contrast on photos, I believe the light chin up through nape contrasting with what appears to be a dark face indicate Cave Swallow.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
67.9 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
108KB
Dimensions
1025 x 781

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