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Bank Swallow Beach

Funding has ended for the bird study I have been involved in for years. It studied bank swallows, then barn swallows and bobolinks. Of course I will continue to visiting those favorite beaches to check on the bank swallow population.

 

Bank Swallow Beach

Funding has ended for the bird study I have been involved in for years. It studied bank swallows, then barn swallows and bobolinks. Of course I will continue to visiting those favorite beaches to check on the bank swallow population.

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2017, 02:10
Yes...lovely beach to revisit...
Mary MacADNski: Two years ago there was major construction to move the range light which is a major navigation aid to a safer spot on this beach because of the erosion.
The music is the perfect accompaniment to this beautiful, flowing image. Beautiful image & song.
I'm sorry about the bird study. But pleased you'll be able to keep an eye on them...
Mary MacADNski: It is a regular beach I attend as it is near the ferry which of course gets plenty of visits in a summer.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Jan 2017, 05:09
Très jolie vue avec ce goéland qui survole la mer.
Mary MacADNski: This is a cliff swallow of bank swallow - very important insect eaters.
Has the funding ended because most of the study is complete Mary?
Mary MacADNski: Usually projects are funded for a certain amt of time and projects change like this one did as per species but they also end.
I could visit such a beach quite often, Mary, with or without bank swallows. Let's hope they survive well.
Mary MacADNski: It is near the ferry so visited often in summer after a drop off.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2017, 06:31
I am a real fan of Swallows
Mary MacADNski: So am I. Sadly my cats got a newly established pair here at home. I was very upset.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 18 Jan 2017, 07:07
What a project, Mary
Mary MacADNski: It came about because of the world decline in swallows. Interesting to see Louis has brought the attention to what we call English Sparrows (house sparrows) today and we all agree that there is a decline.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2017, 08:33
It is quite fulfilling to be involved in projects like those.
Mary MacADNski: I am amazed at your blog today to find out from the lot of us that the house sparrow is in serious decline. We were in sync today.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2017, 08:58
They are such exciting birds, what a great project to be involved in.
Mary MacADNski: Such important birds with the insects invading like they are. A new disease borne mosquito was discovered this week in Florida - a new invasion to North America.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2017, 11:59
I remember a former image of this impressive beach. Your study is interesting.
Mary MacADNski: Oh yes! Over the last 10 years there have been many photos of this beach as I am here often. It is near the ferry terminal where I pick people up and drop people off many times from May - December.
splendid photo
Mary MacADNski: Bonjour, Roland - Cuidado
Well done you, I'm sure you will have had lots of pleasure doing this .
Mary MacADNski: I have except for one day with a terrific wind that I should not have gone.
I like this shot Mary, the very shape of Swallows is beautiful in itself.
Mary MacADNski: Yes, Bank swallows are pretty but less so than the barn swallow which is more important to me personally. I need a better way to deal with the cats vs. swallows.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2017, 16:11
What a shame about the funding.

It looks a great place to continue watching birds.
Mary MacADNski: Some other interest group will get the funding instead. They move money between causes if you know what I mean.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2017, 17:47
I love these beaches... the rocks, the water, the slope...and that swallow... what a timing.
Wonderful picture.
Mary MacADNski: When you come to the island you will almost certainly come here.
Are the populations holding up?
Mary MacADNski: Both species of swallows have made a bit of a comeback after a decade of decline. Bobolinks are very active here on my property but I confess to not knowing if they are back in other parts of the island. I have a unique situation with them with more per acre than usual.

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