Its highly probable that they were Tree Swallows as you guessed. I saw some at Henricus on Saturday, so they are back in the area. Paul Bedell > Can anyone answer this question? > Robin > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: " Marion Goethals" <goethals@xxxxxxxxxxx> >> Date: March 5, 2007 9:07:32 AM EST >> To: <robin.ruth@xxxxxxxxxxx> >> Subject: Tree swallows at Wetlands? >> >> Hello, >> Yesterday, Sunday the 5th, at Wetlands three of us spent a good >> deal of time watching a sizeable group of birds swirling in the air >> over the middle of the swollen James River, working slowly up >> stream. They had a brilliant iridescent blue-green back which >> really was strikingly beautiful in the sun, and black and white. >> With a little snooping on the web, we can only propose that they >> were tree swallows. Does this seem remotely plausible? Any other >> ideas? Did anyone else report them? >> Thanks! Marion >> >> >> Marion M. Goethals >> 5018 Sylvan Rd., Richmond, VA 23225 >> 804-231-2911 goethals@xxxxxxxxxxx >> > > You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.