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Anybody seen any barn swallows yet?

It is still real early for them yet, but there is an old farm saw that when the barn swallows were back you could plant corn, which when I was a boy was generally the first week in May back down in NW Iowa. They are planting corn earlier these days than they did back then. I was wondering whether the swallows moved up their migrations, too.

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Barn swallows arrived here in NE ILL last week. They are already building nests underneath our concrete piers in Waukegan Harbor. They are pretty fearless little fellows and could care less about human presence. Always their arrival coincides w/ appearance of winged insects. We now have both. They are on their way.

I also noticed alot of north-bound Common loons the last few weeks. Usually in groups of 3-7 birds each, they are in one big hurry north.

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