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"Bank Swallow"
Bank Swallow:    The Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia ) also goes by the name "Sand Martin" in parts of the world. It nests in colonies ranging from 10 to almost 2,000 active nests. The Bank Swallow is more often seen in Eastern Washington and Oregon than in Western Washington or Oregon.

 
The Dalles, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, The Dalles, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, The Dalles, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, The Dalles, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... nesting location ...

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Nest holes, Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon G9.
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Nest holes, Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Nest holes, Bank Swallows, The Dalles, Oregon. Image taken June 4, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Toutle River, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Toutle River, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bank Swallows, nesting location, Toutle River, Washington. Image taken May 17, 2011, Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

This colony is nesting in Mount St. Helens' material dredged out of the Toutle River after the volcanic eruption and resulting mudflows of May 18, 1980.



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