Aceitillar Wrap-up – 5_5_14

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Another two days of exploration and observation have awarded us with much more information on the current situation with the bauxite mine population of Golden Swallows in Acetillar.

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I’m excited to say that we have a pair of swallows actively building a nest in one of our new free standing, pole-mounted boxes.  What I thought was a false attempt from late last summer turned out to be a new nest from this year.  We can only hope that the pair is successful in fledging young this year that will return and continue using the nearby, available nest-boxes.

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In total, I was able to locate six nesting pairs of GOSW in the bauxite mines and one pair of swallows that may be nesting near the picnic area at the crossroads.  I was also able to record a solid amount of audio as well as video of the nesting pairs.

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If all goes well up in Valle Nuevo in the meantime, I am hoping to take the team back to Aceitillar in the end of June to follow up with chick relocations from rock cavities to nest-boxes.  

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