Vaux Swifts Are Back


Each year the Vaux Swifts roost for several nights in a chimney on the house across the street from my house. The population this year is the largest one yet, possibly several hundred.  The birds seem to be retiring a bit early these past few days, possibly because the fog and smoke make it dark sooner.  They will be here for another few weeks and then continue their migration to South America.  The residents in the house are new so I wonder if they knew about these birds.  Several came out of the fireplace and into the living room. They had the front door open and were coaxing these birds to leave.  It was a little like Alfred Hitchcock’s movie

About Paul Snoey

I have a degree in Biology and Environmental Science from WSU Vancouver
I am very fond of Gee Creek and Allen Canyon Creek and do a lot of volunteer work to restore these creeks.

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