Date: 8/25/17 4:53 pm From: Robert Evans <benbovas...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Staging barn swallows, Muskingum Co.
This morning shorty after 10, a large-ish flock of barn swallows briefly visited our horse barn. Earlier this summer the nesters in the same barn successfully reared a few fledglings, resulting in a family of five, who lingered for a week or two. This morning's flock was closer to 20 (hard to count accurately, what with all the swooping about), so I reckon these were representatives of multiple barns, staging for migration.
It was over in five minutes, spectacular while it lasted, and made me smile as I paused in the chores at hand to witness the wonder.
Bob Evans Geologist, etc. Hopewell Township, Muskingum Co.
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