Cave Swallow Records

576-03-2012 Cave Swallow

Species: Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva

Date of Sighting: 10-31-2012
County : Bucks
Location : over Lake Nockamixon, Lake Nockamixon State Park
GPS Coordinates: 40.46112, -75.229411
Observer(s): Cameron Rutt, August Mirabella
Date of Submission: 11-27-2012
Submitted by: Cameron Rutt; additional report submitted by Bill Etter

Written Description: Yes plus field notes

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Posted in Accepted, Class II, Completed

576-07-2012 Cave Swallow

Species: Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
Number of Individuals observed: 3
Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Dauphin
Location : West Fairview boat launch
GPS Coordinates: 40.272519,-76.914525
Observer(s): Alex Lamoreaux, Anna Fasoli, Ian Gardner, Josh Lefever, Melissa Roach, many
Date of Submission: 2-26-2013
Submitted by: Alex Lamoreaux

Written Description: yes Photo: no Specimen: no Recording: no

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

576-02-2008 Cave Swallow

Cave Swallows — Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County on November 13, 2008. Photos by Sandra Keller. Three birds were found by Frank Windfelder on November 11th, representing the 1st record for Philadelphia County! They continued to be seen through at least December 2nd, the longest period ever that this species has been present at one site in the state. A high of four birds were seen together on the 29th and again on December 2nd. Note the buffy throat and face surrounding the dark cap on top of the head compared with that of the overall grayish appearance of the Northern Rough-winged Swallow on the left. Also note the cinnamon forehead.

Again, note the buffy throat and face surrounding the dark cap on top of the head and the cinnamon forehead.

Here, note the buffy rump patch.

Cave Swallows — Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County on November 15, 2008. Photo by Eric Witmer. Here’s another frontal view of one of the birds.

Cave Swallows — Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County on November 16, 2008. Photos by Jeffery Davis. Here, the buff on the head and rump really stand out compared to the dull gray-brown Northern Rough-winged Swallow next to it.

This photo shows the buff nape bordering the dark cap on the left-hand bird and the exposed buffy rump on the bird on the right.

Cave Swallows — Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County on November 20, 2008. Photo by Michael Logan. Here’s another good photo of one of the Cave Swallows.

Cave Swallows — Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County on November 23, 2008. Photos by Matt Wlasniewski. Here’s another side view of one of the birds.

Again, notice the buffy areas on the Cave Swallow compared to the overall grayish Northern Rough-winged Swallow at the lower right.

Cave Swallows — Northeast Sewage Treatment Plant in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County on November 29, 2008. Photo by Michael Logan. Here’s a photo of three of the Cave Swallows together.

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

576-01-2008 Cave Swallow

Cave Swallow — near Homer City, Indiana County on November 10, 2008. Photos by Roger Higbee.┬áThis bird was found by John Dudash on November 10th and unfortunately died on its way to a rehabber. This bird represents the 1st record for Indiana County! The first two photos show the buffy throat and face surrounding the dark cap on top of the head and the cinnamon forehead.

Here, note the buffy rump patch.

Here’s another view of the buffy throat.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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