Date: 4/3/17 5:46 pm
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: apparently early Cliff Swallows in SC
We have had Cliff Swallows up here around Catawba and Alexander Counties in
NC for over a week now. Yes, they are early. In fact, I had Cliff Swallows
before Barn Swallows this year.

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 8:41 PM Steve Patterson <carolinabirds...>

> On March 24, a single Cliff Swallow was flying near the US 601 bridge over
> the Congaree River, Richland and Calhoun Counties, SC. I scanned the mud
> nests there, and a Cliff Swallow (possibly the same one) was perched in the
> opening of one nest, clearly showing its bright forehead headlight and dark
> colorful throat.
> Today, April 3, 32 Cliff Swallows soared over the US 1/601 bridge over the
> Wateree River, between Camden and Lugoff. No birds were flying under the
> bridge where the dozens of nests are, but I got identifying views.
> I mention that they are early because ebird has issues with me trying to
> enter them into my reports. But that's what they are.
> Steve Patterson
> Camden, SC
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC

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