Date: 5/24/18 5:12 am From: Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Protecting Barn Swallows - Urgent!
I need a little help/advice. I work for a large corporation that is having concrete repair work done on one of its parking garages. This garage is close to a pond and on the lower (ground) level barn swallows nest. I have been at this company for 15 years and every year the swallows return to nest in this parking garage. There are about 10 active nests right now. The repair work is currently being carried out on the center section of the garage where there are no nests, but they will soon proceed to the north and south ends where the swallows are established. The work consists of cutting concrete which, along with the very loud noise, produces a flood of water. I'm afraid that when they move to the other sections of the garage that the work will destroy the swallow nests. I would like to know what the best way of approaching my company regarding the protection of these nests would be. I don't want to cause too much of a conflict or come across as some nut, but I would like to present a clear and concise case. Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated and the sooner the better! Thank you,