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