[midvalleybirds] Corvallis Vaux's Swifts

nancy bee bee.nancy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 09:15:01 PDT 2019


I watched a hundred or so in the old world deli chimney downtown on Wednesday night. 

I did wonder where the big groups were. 

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> On Sep 13, 2019, at 7:19 AM, Roger Freeman <freemanbecard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I watched close to 1000 swirling and funneling Swifts at the Silverton
> Palace theatre chimney this past Tuesday evening (9/10) around 740-800 PM.
> 
> Roger Freeman
> 
>> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 9:04 PM Mary Garrard <springazure1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi, Marge Alig and I and several neighbors observed 242 swifts enter a
>> chimney at a private residence near Weigand Hall tonight. It was a lovely
>> evening with a slight breeze and a few clouds to contrast against the pale
>> pink sky at sunset. Sunset tonight was at 7:30. It’s always so much fun to
>> watch the swifts as they swirl looselyl, then get more and more organized
>> into a tighter group, then flutter down as they funnel into the chimney. It
>> never gets old to me.
>> 
>> This migration the numbers I’ve seen at the chimney near the Mongolian
>> Grill off First street downtown, and now at this private residence, have
>> been much lower than in the past, from 80 to 300 or so. In previous years
>> we have often counted 1200-1500, and I have heard reports of up to 3000.
>> 
>> Where are they?????
>> 
>> Happy fall migration!
>> 
>> Mary
>> 
>> 
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