Today I took a swing around my "big backyard" and turned up some swallow species. First, I saw a Tree Swallow which was a nice sighting but not a life or year bird. Then a Barn Swallow which was the same (not life or year bird but nice bird). THEN..I spotted what I thought to be another Tree Swallow flying. But now, watching the bird for 30 seconds-1 minute, no way, it's reddish/orange colored throat and short, square tail made this bird an easy call to Cliff Swallow. Lifer for me and year bird #281!