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  1. Jerry Sylvia
    July 16, 2020

    The barn swallows arrived at my barn on Cape Cod about May 1st, which was about 2weeks later than the usual April 19th. I have about 12 pairs initially and with their offspring of 4 to 5 per nest there is close to 50. The barn is 220 years old and I suspect they have been nesting there for at least that long.

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  2. Susan Metcalfe LaRock
    July 16, 2020

    This is great news! I have been keeping track of the arrival of birds to my farm since 2000. The “barnies” as I like to call them usually arrive in the first 2 weeks in May; some years as early as the end of April. Some years we have had between 6-8 nesting pairs. This year I became concerned as I did not see any swallows. Finally 2 birds arrived the last week in May. They are the only pair to return this year and are thankfully nesting in the run-in shed one of the typical nesting locations here. You can view a print of barn swallows I have done at my web page: meadowbrookgallery.com. (I was not able to copy and paste it here.)

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