[CT Birds] Extralimital Cave Swallows, Townsend's Warblers

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 19:14:05 EST 2009

Today's warm weather and southerly flow brought several dozen Cave
Swallows to the Rochester, NY area. This sort of inland count on SW
flow is stage 1 of the Cave Swallow story for us. Stage 2 happens when
the winds shift to the N/NW and push the birds down toward our

Look for Cave Swallows later this week when the wind shifts, although
the currently-forecast easterly component won't help us in that

Also of note, 1-2 Townsend's Warblers were just seen in Newfoundland
and another one in Massachusetts...so there are multiple birds in the
east right now. Pretty amazing we have yet to record one in CT. Maybe
this will be the year this looooong overdue record occurs.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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