Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Purple martin

Ryan Goldberg reported a lone adult male PURPLE MARTIN among the Barn Swallows over Prospect lake late this afternoon.

 Purple Martin (Progne subis) (1)
- Reported May 21, 2019 16:05 by Ryan Goldberg - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56597916
- Comments: "Male seen flying low over the lake among barn swallows which offered good comparison: noticeably larger, all dark, with a long notched (not forked) tail. Long-winged. Back was all dark and underwing was dark along leading edge and slightly lighter along the trailing half. No markings. Passed close by several times along the Wellhouse shore before it flew east past the phrags and out of sight. "
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