[Tweeters] Swallow question

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 3 07:14:13 PDT 2013

I have had nest boxes in a couple different locations that were used primarily by Tree Swallows but also some Violet-greens.  The VGs seemed to prefer cooler/moister/more shaded sites.  Perhaps there current location is more to their preference.


Also, we have been here for more than 20 years and the number of nesting Tree Swallows has declined as the vegetation in the area has matured.  We also seem to have lost the Barn Swallows. 


Despite how it might appear to us, habitat is not all that static.   

Hal Michael
Olympia WA
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Vicente" < vicentechris @ ymail .com>
To: Tweeters at u. washington . edu
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 10:20:28 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Swallow question

Hi Tweets I have a question I have a very marshy lake near my apts with lots of Dead trees and some nest-boxes but I don't have Tree Swallows now when I lived in Spanaway I had Tree Swallows at my neighborhood and it had no great habitat for them I also have seen them at my Step-Grandparents place where they do have a retention pond behind there yard but no next boxes and dead trees I just don't understand it since I try and follow up with Habitats on birds. Here where I live now I have lots of Violet-green Swallows not sure if they keep Tree Swallows away cause I also have seen them in Spanaway I also have Barn Swallows, Cliff Swallows, and occasionally get Purple Martins more times then Tree Swallows which if funny but if you can answer this question it would help.
vicentechris @ ymail .com
Chris Vicente
God Bless.

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