Tuesday, September 29, 2009


OK, so these aren't very good photos, but if they were better you'd be able to see hundreds of little birds circling around and flying into a chimney. These are Vaux Swifts and every September they spend the month roosting in a chimney in a school in Portland. We went to watch and got a great show this year--several hawks were hanging out and kept swooping in for a swift. When they did, the whole group of swifts would fly off and circle around over and over. It was a great show. As Aoife kept saying, "bye bye birdies." (I think the hawks were saying that as well).

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