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

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

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.

Good Luck and get pictures !

eBird it.

Rich Guthrie

Richard Guthrie

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