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Friday, April 06, 2012

Cliff and Northern Rough-winged Swallow migration now

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallows, all were migrating today in Sanibel

Just got back from the Sanibel Lighthouse where migrating Cliff, Barn and Northern Rough-winged Swallows were flying by. Strong WSW winds were keeping them low. I was lucky to get some photos even though it was tricky shooting conditions of cloudy skies, wind and they are erratic flyers. What beautiful birds!!!
Migration conditions are improving and I look forward to seeing more neotropical migrants here in the next several days. I will keep posting photos and updating you, these birds will be headed your way!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for these swallow photos!! I could never remember the diff between them ~ these great photos make it so much easier!! Thx!! Please keep posting these great comparative 'mini lessons' as the warblers come up!!

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Such a nice comment from a reader,

Dear Lillian,

Thank you so much for writing your blog! We enjoy your informative Ding lectures and your photography continues to inspire us. After seeing your Gannet photos, we could be found at Blind Pass the next day enjoying the sights, and we journeyed off to Corkscrew Swamp again after seeing your Barred Owl shots and had a memorable birding experience. And of course today where will we be--Lighthouse Point! Thanks, Lillian and Don, for keeping us engaged with the wonders of nature!

Sincerely, Janet and Aaron Kirk