Date: 4/2/21 3:43 pm From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...> Subject: [NHBirds] Cliff Swallow at Odiorne!
The warm weather over the last week or two of March seems to have
brought up some record early arrival dates for swallows in NH as far as
I can tell per Keith & Fox:
Barn Swallow - 3/27/21 with a bird seen in Greenland and another in
Exeter! Previous early date of March 28 (1985 & 2004)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 6 birds found by Pam Hunt in Merrimack.
Previous early date of April 3rd (1997 & 2010)
CLIFF SWALLOW - 1 today at Odiorne. Foraging by itself in the high tide
area near Frost Point. Previous early date of April 8, 1954! (My
previous earliest was April 15, 2001 in Rye!)
Otherwise today at Odiorne, there seemed to be a nice fall-out of
Phoebes. I took a long walk around the park and had 16 total! One of
my highest spring totals.