From my San Jose brother. *One Swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day.* But what about 100's? Of course they have lots of fine days down there, but they always have and this is not at all typical over past years. A quick check of eBird for a wide area around the south Bay from Dec-Feb found 4 records of violet green swallows for the 10 year period 1990 to 2000, with numbers not given.
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Another sign of warming -- swallows now overwintering in the Bay Area - in the hundreds.
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Folks, Lake Cunningham is awash with swallows this morning ... hundreds of violet green and a couple dozen tree swallows as well flying over the lake. Here now in the rain. Bill & Kitty