[CT Birds] Hammonasset Today

carolyn carolyn.f.johns-emp at snet.net
Fri Aug 16 23:18:51 EDT 2013


Jay, I was at Hammo between 1 and 3 today and saw swallows in the trees near 
the beaches as I was approacing Meig's Pt.   Also saw them again on 
Willard's Island.
Not in great numbers, but definitely around.
Carolyn Johns
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Szantyr" <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
To: <jaybrd49 at aol.com>
Cc: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Today


> 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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