Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Vaux's Swifts at the Chapman School

Every year thousands of Vaux's swifts descend upon the Chapman School in NW Portland to roost inside the school's now-defunct chimney. The birds swirl in giant circles around the school at dusk and sometimes there is a falcon chasing for his dinner, which adds some drama to the event. ;o) It's a lot of fun to watch and often hundreds of people will sit on the school grounds and watch nature's show. I missed watching the swifts last year, as I was in Alaska, but this year I'm glad I got to see them!

This one was taken through my binoculars. I love it! 

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