Barn Swallows galore!

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Barn Swallows love our farm. Not the barn, just the utility wire and our car port! They are pretty birds, and if they don't nest in the car port, welcome to hang around.
    barn swallows on wire.jpg Barn swallow pair.jpg
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Strangely we've not seen many swallows around this year. Usually you see, and hear, them over the fields. Even House Martin numbers are down this year but I don't know why.
     
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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Eileen, we are missing Meadowlarks, Scissortail Flycatchers, and Chipping Sparrows. I also don't know why--is it the climate change, the wet spring, the drought in the upper Northwest?
    We'll just enjoy the birds we have and hope the others return.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    It would appear that across the eastern US hundreds of songbirds are dying and presenting ornithologists with a mystery as to the cause.
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Many of ours are MIA too ! Even many of the sparrows and we had several different types !
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Gorgeous birds you are showing today.
    It is nice to see that not only Capistrano gets to enjoy them.
     
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