I know that Jay McGowan posted a sighting of Northern Rough-winged Swallow from Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on 26 March, but I thought I would mention that there were two Northern Rough-winged Swallows actively calling and flying around above the parking lot behind Gateway Center at the base of East State Street in Ithaca, this evening. This is a traditional location for this species to breed. They nest in the drainage pipes which empty from the concrete retaining wall of the parking lot into Six Mile Creek. It was nice to hear their quick raspy vocalizations again this spring.
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