My two cents: While someone out there might correct me, and while I, too,
am uncomfortable with the notion of an immature Violet-green Swallow moving
such great distance from its typical breeding range this time of year, I
suspect it's not out of the question for some members of that species to
have begun migration by late July. Sure, I'd suspect an adult. But a hybrid
or a strange Tree Swallow are hardly out of the question.
In any event, Wayne, I really like the way you portrayed this sighting. It
gives us all some incentive to take a closer look.
On another (almost forgotten) matter, I heard a Carolina Wren singing at
Mt. Independence on Wednesday, July 24.
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