[CT Birds] Hammonasset Today
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
Not in great numbers, but definitely around.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Szantyr" <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
To: <jaybrd49 at aol.com>
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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
> 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
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