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Remarkably early Bank Swallow

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Forum Name: Greater Toledo Ohio Area
Forum Description: For reporting rare birds in NW Ohio
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Topic: Remarkably early Bank Swallow
Posted By: TKemp
Subject: Remarkably early Bank Swallow
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 2:17pm
This morning, 3/15, I watched a single Bank swallow forage low over the river with 2 Tree swallows, just upstream from Otsego Rapids. This is exceptionally early for this species. Birds of the Toledo Area (2002) lists the earliest spring arrival date as April 12; hard to believe there would be many, if any, local records prior to March 15. But I'll let Matt A weigh in on that.

T Kemp

Posted By: Matt Anderson
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 1:29am
Tom, that trult is amazingly early! The previous earliest local record of which I’m aware was from March 31, 2007 (3 at Weirs Rapids, Paul Chad and Dennis Johns).

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