[Mnbird] missing birds
cabincreekforestry at hcinet.net
Sun Jun 28 13:40:02 CDT 2015
We always have Barn Swallows nesting at our place, but not a one this year!!
Very odd. We have lots of Gold Finches and the other regulars.
From: "MEYER DENNIS via Mnbird" <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 9:14 PM
To: "mnbird" <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>
Subject: [Mnbird] missing birds
> On June 16th and 23rd I had to take day trips
> to Northern Itasca Co.
> On the 16th between 8 am to noon, Mpls to
> Deer River I observed 22 Red Wings about
> as many crows. 2 Tree Swallows, 1 Kingbird &
> 2 Robins. No other birds flying or on power lines,
> fence lines. It was like late March early April.
> On the 23rd it was better with a dozen Turkey Vultures,
> 3 Kestrels but still not as many birds as I have seen in
> years past.
> In Itasca Co where I had a 100 box Bluebird trail I believe
> that Tree Swallows are down by 50-75% (Just an observation
> as I traveled for business) A local Vet who has a Martin
> House agreed with my observation. He told me he used to have
> up to 50 Barn Swallows nests in his barn but this year has seen
> only one bird. Also not one Cliff Swallow was
> observed in the County on my trip.
> Dennis Meyer
> Roseville, MN
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