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?

Jane
(Shoreham)


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
>>
 
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