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This week I've been seeing the usual numbers, especially near water  
and/or martin houses in central Missouri.
On Jul 20, 2009, at 11:49 AM, Bill Eddleman wrote:

> No, this is about on target, especially for Purple Martins. They  
> are mostly gone by mid-August.
>
> ----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
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> From: Chris Barrigar
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> Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 8:22 AM
> Subject: Staging Swallows?, Southeast Missouri
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> Saturday evening, I fished the large lake at Duck Creek CA, and  
> there were 1500 minimum Purple Martins in the Cypress Trees and out  
> over the water.
>
> Sunday afternoon at Otter Slough CA (North to South) there were  
> hundreds (even into the thousands) of swallows. I believe my count  
> for Cliff Swallows was over 800 alone.
>
> Isn't it a little early for staging swallows?
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Chris Barrigar
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> Stoddard Co.
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