Forwarded for Brian Ratcliff
Brian Ratcliff [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: October 31, 2010 11:18 AM
To: 'Nicholas Escott'
Subject: RE: Cave Swallow in Minnesota
Nick: Could you forward
this report. I have updated it with a couple of other sightings. Brian
On Thursday Oct. 28, I saw a swallow (about 11:40 am)
about 500 metres south of Judge
State Park entrance, on
Hwy 61. I did not get a good look at it but I assumed it was a Cliff or Cave
Swallow. On Saturday Oct. 30, about 12:30 pm as I returned to Thunder Bay, about 1 km south of where I saw
the bird on Thursday, another swallow was flying over the road. This was a Cave
Swallow as it did not have a white patch over the eyes and had a buffy coloured
throat patch. I have seen these birds in Texas
years ago and I’m confident that it was one. I see on the OntBirds
website that a number are also showing up in southern Ontario.
There was also a red-necked grebe at Grand Marais on
Oct. 28, and a female black-backed woodpecker along the Devil Track River Trail
east of Grand Marais on Oct. 30.
Dog Lake Road
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