Fw: [Ontbirds]..Cave Swallow Summary

Allen Chartier amazilia1 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 5 07:29:29 EST 2004


Birders,

I thought this was relevant to Michigan birders who might see a swallow in
the next few days.  Examine it very carefully!  Take photos if possible.

Allen Chartier
amazilia1 at comcast.net
1442 West River Park Drive
Inkster, MI  48141
Website: http://www.amazilia.net
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Wormington" <wormington at juno.com>
To: <ontbirds at hwcn.org>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 12:40 AM
Subject: [Ontbirds]..Cave Swallow Summary


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> Cave Swallow Summary
>
> As expected (predicted) another incursion of Cave Swallows has taken
> place into the Great Lakes Region.  I suspect birds are scattered across
> (inland) southern Ontario, so in the days ahead individuals should start
> to appear at various migration points along the lakeshores.
>
> I am aware of the following sightings thus far:
>
> October 25:
> (1) "orange-rumped" swallow N of Waterloo, Ontario
>
> Its highly probable that the low pressure moving into southern Ontario on
> October 29-30 (from the US Southwest) is responsible for the arrival of
> birds reported to date.  Thus, this Waterloo bird could well have been a
> Cliff Swallow as so indicated by the observer.
>
> Reported Cave Swallows (probably incomplete:
>
> October 30 -- (1) at Whitefish Point, Michigan
>
> October 31 -- (3) at Hamlin Beach State Park (Lake Ontario), New York
>
> November 1 -- (4) at Cape May, New Jersey
>
> November 3 -- (1) at Presque Isle State Park (Lake Erie), Pennsylvania
>
> November 3 -- (8) at Cape May, New Jersey
>
> November 4 -- (2) at Long Point, Ontario
>
> Despite daily coverage at the Tip of Point Pelee there has yet to be any
> sightings of Cave Swallows, even though small flocks of Tree Swallows
> continue to be seen on a regular basis.
>
> Alan Wormington,
> Leamington
>
>
>
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