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Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows
Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows

ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. - The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows — hundreds of thousands of them — swooping and swirling and shimmying in a dazzling aerial ballet that paints the sky black.

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