We monitor 30 nesting boxes around the parameter of the Rec Area here in Manchester. The Tree Swallows have been noticably late and absent. While there are boxes occupieby TRES, it is about half the usual. What strikes me the most is how few of any of the swallow species I see flying over bodies of water - mostly none.
E. Dorset, VT
> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:24:02 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] TRSW
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> Tree swallows are nesting here in Brandon in bluebird boxes and natural cavities.
> Sue Wetmore
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> On Jun 11, 2012, at 5:43 PM, "LaBarr, Mark" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > We do not have any tree swallows here at the Audubon where we used to have many. Anyone else experiencing this?
> > Mark
> > Mark LaBarr
> > Conservation Program Manager
> > Audubon Vermont
> > 255 Sherman Hollow Road
> > Huntington, VT 05462
> > 802-434-3068
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jean Arrowsmith
> > Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 5:00 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [VTBIRD] TRSW
> > Saturday, tree swallows entered a newly provided bird house, carrying
> > nesting material. I used to have numerous Tree and Barn Swallows
> > nesting here in Lincoln. Then they disappeared for many years, so it
> > was great to see the Tree Swallows again.
> > Jean Arrowsmith
> > Lincoln