[birding] Barn Swallow roost 9-18-2018 -- 20,000 birds
paultsullivan at onlinenw.com
Tue Sep 18 20:35:34 PDT 2018
This evening the Dayton BARN SWALLOW roost event appeared to be 20,000
birds, seen from 7:18 - 7:35. Still spectacular.
Come see it!
P.S. I hear from another observer that there was a radar signature of a
fly-out from a roost south of Astoria this morning. Check the radar
tomorrow morning and let's zero in on where that is located.
From: Paul Sullivan [mailto:paultsullivan at onlinenw.com]
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 8:25 PM
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Subject: Barn Swallow roost 9-17-2018 -- 150,000 birds
This Monday evening I drove out to Dorsey Rd. south of Dayton and parked
I watched from 7:20 - 7:38 against a brilliant flaming sunset as 150,000
BARN SWALLOWS went to roost in a cornfield
here, behind a line of trees, at 45.192753,-123.037485.
This is a little south of the location I watched Sept 12. Unfortunately
there are No Trespassing signs that will not permit one to drive further
south on Dorsey Rd to get past the tree line to have a completely
unobstructed view of the cornfield.
However, most of the show is in the sky as the birds whirl in a gyre before
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