Not a scientific observation at all, but everytime I've been out in my area this year I've been wondering where the Tree Swallows are and it's made me worried. There seems to be a real puacity in Essex Junction.
> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:04:45 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] TRSW
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> Tree Swallows appear to be present in the same numbers as usual in
> the Middlebury area.
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:17:01 -0400, Mundi Smithers
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> OMG !!! We have a superfluity of Tree Swallows AND Barn Swallows here on
> > Tubs Rd in North Pownal. They are our defense against mosquitoes and they
> > seem to take their job very seriously.
> > Whenever I put up a couple of new houses they are right there and moving in
> > along with the white feathers. Last year we had one pair of Barn Swallows
> > nesting in our new barn ...this year there are four pair.
> > Mundi
> > North Pownal