Yesterday ( Jan. 6 )Leonie Batkin and I were scanning the ocean at Pescadero Beach in San Mateo County. Low over the beach, I spottednorthbound Barn Swallows. Okay, I have come to expect from ( 1-3 ) northbound Barn Swallowsfrom late December into Januaryevery year since this phenomenon started. What we were shocked to seeyesterdaywas a group of( 35 ) Barn Swallows! TheBarn Swallows were moving at a fast clip. Thefirst ones I did get onappearednot to be in breeding plumage. The ( 35 ) Barn Swallows would bean unprecedented number for this time of the year inSan Mateo County! Ron Thorn and Leonie Batkin Redwood City
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