Date: 5/2/20 7:58 am From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swallows
Same here, Nita, both last year and next. Last spring was so wet and rainy, I figured they gave up because they couldn't find any flying bugs. Was it as bad this spring?
On Sat, 2 May 2020 10:47:00 -0400, Nita <nita.hwf...> wrote: > Has anyone else noticed a decline in tree swallows? Usually I have 2 to 4 > nesting pairs on my property every season (over the last 20 years). Last > year I had a few around early, but none nested and they disappeared. This > year, I've seen two solitary tree swallows on different days and they > haven't returned. Usually they are here from mid April on, and building > nests by Mother's Day in mid May. I have a dozen boxes and they are all > clean. A pair of bluebirds is investigating one of the boxes this morning, > which is wonderful. I love them too, and usually have a nesting pair each > year, but I sure do miss the swallows! > > On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 10:34 PM R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> wrote: > >> Both Barn and tree swallows seen on wire along Route 30 in the Pawlet >> valley on Tuesday. Today a single tree swallow was investigating a box at >> the nearby Deming pond on Morse Hill Road East Dorset >> >> Also, today I counted at least 20 yellow-rumped warblers and one Palm >> with >> three ruby-crowned kinglets on a walk through the woods, no leaves yet! >> >> Ruth Stewart >> E. Dorset >>