[CT Birds] Tree swallows at Napatree

mjdoherty15 at comcast.net mjdoherty15 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 27 18:07:02 EDT 2010

At Napatree point this afternoon there were many thousands of tree swallows. They swirled around in the sky near the the cabanas and occasionally settled on rosa rugosa bushes in such density that the bushes changed colour. The wind was blowing strongly and they all settled facing the same way, into the wind. On some of the overhead wires there were hundreds of them sitting shoulder to shoulder - no light visible between them - and all facing the same way. This was at 3:00 PM and they were restless so were clearly not getting ready to roost for the night. Do they roost on Napatree point or were they on their way to the huge roost that occurs on the Connecticut river? 


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