[CT Birds] Possible tree swallow in Southbury

ELKINS, Kenneth kelkins at audubon.org
Mon Feb 8 12:23:57 EST 2010

I just received an unconfirmed report of a SWALLOW here at the Bent of the River.  The bird flew very close to the observer, and their first reaction was to call it a Tree Swallow.
Patrick and I would like to rule out any vagrants, but we haven't gotten to find the bird yet.  It's also quite possible that it is a Tree Swallow, considering that a decent size group overwinters most years at Cape May, which is now buried under 2+ feet of snow.  Those birds have probably had to move, and some may have gone north rather than south.

We'll keep looking and let you know, but I send this out as just a reminder to keep the eyes to the skies today anywhere in CT.


Ken Elkins
Education Programs Manager
Audubon Center at Bent of the River
185 Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT  06488
kelkins at audubon.org<mailto:kelkins at audubon.org>

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