I am arbitrarily choosing this date to retroactively document when our first House Wren showed up at our townhouse. Not positive this is the exact date... oh, well. Fall migration has already begun, so I take this individual to be a slightly lost southbound migrant. The odd thing was that it was investigating the nest box. I can only imagine there might have been some spiders inside the box, because it is certainly NOT time to build a nest.
White-throated Swift on Alma (Central Expressway) in Mountain View. I'd love to sketch Vaux's Swift for comparison, but I might have to wait a while...