[CT Birds] Hammonasset Today

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 19:51:04 EDT 2013


On Thursday, there were many many hundreds or more at the park. And 4 Monarchs. 

Mark 

On Aug 16, 2013, at 5:02 PM, jaybrd49 at aol.com wrote:

> Just throwing this out for discussion: I took a group of students to Hammonasset Beach State Park today as I have been doing for about thirty years. Usually on or about this date, there are large flocks of swallow congregating as they prepare for migration at the end of this month.  Today we saw exactly two swallows. For you butterfly enthusiasts, we saw exactly one monarch. We usually can expect 100+ about now.
> 
> The monarch situation has been much discussed and is not unexpected.  The tree swallows were a surprise  Anyone care to comment?
> 
> Jay Kaplan
> Canton
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