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...> wrote:
> 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 ************* Dwayne Martin Hickory, NC <redxbill...>