A friend reported a flock of birds swarming together and feeding along side the road in Pawlet. She thought they looked most like barn swallows. This seemed to be a very unusual report given the 'swarming flock' ID and the lack of food for these insect eaters. I suggested Snow Buntings but she saw the flock again today with this description.... I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?
'they are very sleek and not at all like buntings. i didn't see any white - they looked almost black, and were very 'pointy' looking - wings, tails and beaks. they reminded me of arrows.'
E. Dorset, VT