Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Chimney Swift migration spectacular should be picking up in the next day or two! I went to stake out my favorite chimney tonight and saw about 370 swifts. Last year I had 1200 on March 30 and 1480 on April 1. So the next couple of days could be amazing, as more come through from Peru!

7 comments:

Anne said...

By the way, for more information on Chimney Swifts, visit http://chimneyswifts.org/

jerry said...

Awesome video Anne! Was this last years migration or today?

Anne said...

That was tonight! They were gathering by about 8:00, circling soon after, and entered the chimney at 8:16. All were in by 8:17. Tomorrow and Saturday should be good!

Andre said...

I notice 8 circling above my house around 7:15 pm. I got excited. I didn't know there were thousands "next door".
Thanks for sharing this, Anne.
Will be on the look out tomorrow!

Anne said...

Tonight (Friday, the 30th) in the rain, I saw 430! They entered the chimney by 8:03.

jerry said...

Darn, we stayed home because of the rain... maybe tonight!

Anne said...

Quick update: March 31 there were about 700 and today (April 1) there were about 500, all in the chimney by about 8:20. Jerry and Marie, I think you picked the best day to come, because it may slack off from here out. Of course, you never know! I won't get to monitor it for a few days.