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Below, I'm forwarding a post to the Iowa list, which states that at least 11 
states have had reports of Cave Swallows over the past few days.

They can't all be by-passing Missouri.

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "warbler 1231" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "IA-BIRD" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 6:43 PM
Subject: [ia-bird] FW: Wisconsin: Probable Cave Swallows


> This came across wisbirdn about 30 mins ago. Will forward additional 
> information when I get it.
>
> Over the past few days, at least 11 states have had reports of Cave 
> Swallows. These include Indiana (yesterday) and Wisconsin today. Other 
> states include Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, 
> Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Michigan. Of course, Ontario is 
> also in the mix.
>
> Danny Akers
> Garnavillo
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>>From: "William Mueller" <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: "Wisconsin Birding Network" <[log in to unmask]>
>>Subject: [wisb] 14-18 likely CAVE SWALLOWS at the South Metro Sewage 
>>Treatment Plant/Pier in Oak Creek Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 18:07:59 -0600
>>
>>As Bob Domagalski will no doubt post in additional detail later this
>>evening, (and Betsy Abert has already posted) we did indeed find between
>>12-18 (perhaps 20?) swallows that are most likely CAVE SWALLOWS at the
>>South Metro Sewage Treatment Plant/Pier in Oak Creek off of 5th Avenue,
>>this afternoon. Take I-94 to Ryan Road, go east to Howell, back north a 
>>bit
>>to Puetz Road. The go east all the way to 5th Avenue and turn north again.
>>Go about a block north. Look for the north-most entrance to the treatment
>>facility. At some times of the year, one can drive into a parking lot for
>>fishing access. Right now that lot is gated and locked, but you can still
>>walk in, and walk all the way down the steps to the pier. We watched these
>>birds for several hours in constantly changing light conditions, until we
>>had numerous views of these birds from many angles. The
>>light-orange-colored throat, chestnut or cinnamon forehead on may birds,
>>and orange rump was plainly visible, but only for brief periods on each
>>bird. Birds flew immediately overhead on dozens of occasions, and I
>>repeatedly heard call notes that were unlike Cliff Swallow vocalizations -
>>more like a "swit" or "kvit".
>>
>>Bob and I and Betsy each climbed to perch on the steel seawall that
>>surrounds the treatment plant. Bob and I both think that what would be
>>useful here would be a light aluminum stepladder (no, I'm not joking), so
>>that one could mount a scope on top and see over the wall (and a
>>camera-mounted scope might provide a photograph). I have no doubt that
>>continued climbing on this wall will eventually be prohibited. While one
>>can plainly see the birds when they fly up and over the treatment
>>ponds/tanks, a better view is from the wall (or, using a lightweight
>>ladder, OVER the wall). Because it was afternoon and the light was
>>challenging at times, it was often difficult to see all necessary field
>>marks at once - the birds are in constant motion and actively feeding. But
>>over the course of several hours we collectively saw good views of many of
>>these birds, and there were perhaps 7-9 in view at once from below the
>>wall, or 14-18 when one was ON the wall, and could see the treatment
>>ponds/tanks. Morning light MAY be better. I do expect these birds may stay
>>more than a day or so. No doubt these birds were very hungry, and may not
>>readily leave this easily-exploited food source until they have built up
>>their fat reserves again.
>>
>>Also seen here today were one first -year Franklin's Gull, a Northern
>>Harrier, 3 Horned Grebes, 8-10 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a few Tree
>>Sparrows, along with 250 or so Bonaparte's Gulls, many Ring-bills, a few
>>Herrings, Mallards, Canada Geese, Mourning Doves, and other common species
>>throughout the afternoon.
>>
>>Bill Mueller
>>Milwaukee, WI
>>(414) 643-7279
>>E-mail: [log in to unmask]
>>On the web: http://home.earthlink.net/~iltlawas/index.html
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