Date: 6/23/20 8:03 am
From: <whoffman...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Bank Swallow 6/23/20
Hi -

My impressions from my years in south Florida (where Bank Swallows did not nest) was that they had a migration a bit like shorebirds, with an early wave of presumably southbound migrants in late June/early July. Some of the population nests way north - cut banks of rivers crossing the tundra to the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean - and perhaps like shorebirds, some failed breeders bail and head south right at the beginning of summer.


From: "Tim Rodenkirk" <timrodenkirk...>
To: "obol" <obol...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:51:29 AM
Subject: [obol] Coos Bank Swallow 6/23/20

Had nice looks at one this early AM at North Spit Coos Bay- the old Weyco settling pond site. It flew around me several times. What is it doing here this time of year? The closest nesting birds I know of are just south of Cape Blanco, Curry- like 50 miles south of this site??

Happy birding!
Tim R
Coos Bay

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