Mark, I read your post with interest because there is an abandoned house near me. The door is standing wide open & I have been seeing brown swallows flying in & out. I have been trying to get a good look at them but they fly very fast. I decided that they are rough-winged. Do you think they might try to nest in a building like that? There were 2 of them, but, just this pm I noticed 4 flitting around. Your thoughts?
Joan Schrinner Melrose, Jackson County
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> On May 22, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Mark Martin <marksuemartin...> I wrote: > > HI > It is my understanding that rough-winged do not nest in nest boxes. > Cornell Lab of Ornithology states that > Northern Rough-winged Swallows nest in burrows created by other > animals—such as kingfishers, squirrels, and Bank Swallows—in clay, sand, or > gravel banks, typically near water. They also nest in crevices found in > gutters, boxes, drainpipes, walls, and bridges. They nest singly or in > small groups often at the edge of a Bank Swallow colony. > We have found them nesting in trailers from semis that are permanently > parked and have holes for the swallows to enter under the trailer. Years > ago, Paul and Glenna Schwalbe from Pardeeville observed a rough-winged > trying to nest in a neighbors dry vent. They placed a PVC pipe about three > foot long with about a three inch opening on one end on the side of their > house about five feet off the ground. They also placed a mirror so they > could stand in their house and look at the mirror and monitor the PVC. > > We placed the same type of PVC at our cabin under a bridge over the water > and below an elevated deer stand near water, No use the first two years. > However ,about 10 days ago we were pleased to have a pair of rough-wings > was carrying nesting material (grass) into the PVC under the deer stand. > > Mark and Sue Foote-Martin > Arlington WI > >> On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 12:08 PM K Petersen <loonp...> wrote: >> >> Good afternoon all - >> >> >> Just a couple of questions for the group - >> >> >> >> 1. Do northern rough-winged swallows ever use nesting boxes? >> 2. What bird lays a wren-sized egg that is robin-egg blue in color? >> >> >> >> Thanks. >> >> >> >> Kurt Petersen >> >> Sheboygan County >> >> >> >> #################### >> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin >> Birding Network (Wisbirdn). >> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: >> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn >> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: >> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn >> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn >> >> >> > > -- > *Mark and Susan Foote-Martin* > *W7503 Kampen Road* > *Arlington, WI 53911* > *Home phone 608-635-4160* > *Mark's cell 608-333-9645* > > #################### > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn > >