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Monday, September 23, 2013

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Every year in late August, one of Portland’s most spectacular natural events begins: Thousands of Vaux’s Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela. Migrating swifts often use chimneys as roosts (places to sleep), and they are likely to return to the same roost year after year. One population has been returning to Chapman since the 1980s, and it is one of the largest known roosting sites of migrating Swifts!!

A couple of my neighbors and I went this year and it was  fun!! People bring food, drinks, kids and pets and watch the big yearly event!

35 comments:

Karen said...

That must be exciting to see! It sure draws a big crowd!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cool!

and the blogging queen by abba made me laugh out loud!

Huldra said...

Wow.. That is awsome! :)

Sylvia K said...

TO OUR WONDERFUL FELLOW HOSTESS< LADYFI! BECAUSE OF THE LATEST COMPUTER PROBLEMS, I'VE BEEN UNABLE TO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG!! YOUR POST TODAY IS WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS!!! THANK YOU!!

Indrani said...

That must be something to watch, photograph and blog about!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Now that is a sight worth the picnicking for!! Amazing. YAM xx

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fascinating post and love the 'swifts' circling photo ~ carol, ^_^

Your header photo is a gem!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That looks like so much fun. I love events like this.

Gary Phillips said...

Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh said...

Interesting event where people meet together and have good time.

Randi said...

It looks so fun and relaxing!

Joyful said...

So amazing to realize how far these little birds must fly.

I love your new header. It gave me a chuckle.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It looks as though you had better luck watching the migration than I did. This looks like a lot of fun!

Dianne said...

What a fun day out with your friends watching an amazing event. Hoping your week is going well Sylvia. xx

Leovi said...

Yes, a nice photo, A beautiful day full of emotions, beautiful lunch! Greetings!

Photo Cache said...

that looks like a lot of fun.

Fun60 said...

I like the way everyone gathers to enjoy the spectacle.

NatureFootstep said...

never heard of anything like this. Seems like fun to me. But, how do people know when to go there?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

One of the halls on the UO campus has those every year and I've been wanting to go see it FOREVER. Never seem to make it, so thank you bunches for the closest I've come.

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, Sylvia! Looks like a fun time watching the swifts enter the chimney and the party atmosphere. We are the seeing the chimney swifts doing the same thing here. What a sight to see! Thanks for sharing your photos! Have a happy week!

Lowell said...

Let's see...you and a bunch of other folks go out to sit on the grass in the evening to eat and drink and watch a bunch of birds roost in a chimney. This is what goes for fun in Portland?

Heh, heh. Just kidding!

Great talking to you! It was so noisy that I could barely hear you but then I'm half deaf anyway...

Come visit at L & L Photography sometimes (http://www.landlfotos.com/blog.html)

Sandy Carlson said...

How great is that! So great everyone shows up for the birds.

magiceye said...

Lovely way to spend a day!

Jack said...

Isn't that interesting!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, I've never heard of such a thing but it sounds like fun.

ladyfi said...

What a great way to spend the day. Just lovely!

Andrea said...

It is so nice to have picnics on the grounds like yours because it is cold, if the swifts will come here the people will not be able to go out freely like that because it is hot outside, LOL. But the sight i am sure is spectacular, chimneys producing swifts!

Cezar and Léia said...

Spectacular moment, I imagine the sound of these birds! Thanks for sharing your images!
hugs
Léia

Stewart M said...

What a great thing to see - big flocks of birds are splendid to watch.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kusum Sanu said...

Amazing!

My name is Riet said...

Your photo's are beautiful and interesting YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS BLOGGING QUEEN. :)))))))))))

Snap said...

wow! What fun for everyone!

Jeannie Marie said...

It's so strange for birds to do this. We have the Buzzards that return to Hinkley Ohio every year on the SAME DAY! How odd is that? We actually witnessed it one year. Great shot!

Arija said...

So very much nicer than going to a screeching pop concert and its free. Glad you had such a nice day out.

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! This is just so cool! I'd want to go and see that too!

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