Museum of Natural History Egg Cards
Clinton Mellen Jones, egg cards
Clinton Mellen Jones, egg card # 522
C. M. Jones
30 May 1871
Cobb's Island, off the coast of Cape Charles, VA
[modern species name is Gelochelidon nilotica.] Nest a slight hollow scratched in the sand, slightly lined with broken shells. There were but very few of these birds (2 or 3 pairs) on the island, & they nest over on the back (west) side of the island, next to the marsh.
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