Date: 10/27/17 3:05 pm From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Subject: [HMBirds] Cave Swallow - a possibility
Bill Purcell sends a very timely reminder to the folks up along Lake Ontario that the upcoming weather through the next week has the potential to bring CAVE SWALLOWS into the area.
The same holds true for the Hudson-Mohawk and mid-Hudson Regions. Although the likelihood is slimmer than along the Great Lakes or shores of Connecticut or Long Island.
Watch for them along the Hudson and larger water bodies such as Ashokan and Tomhannock Reservoirs.
Typically, they like to find bridges or porch overhangs to roost for the night.
Suspect Cave Swallows were seen around Lighthouse Park on the Hudson River in Saratoga County and swirling around the girders of the Rip-Van Winkle Bridge. In neither instance, were they confirmed - but the suspicion remains...
Cave Swallows come to us from either the southwest or southeast (two different populations with subtle differences in markings). They sometimes associate with late flocks of Tree Swallows, but not always. Their overnight roosting preferences are different.