Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Home for the Swifts

 In the early 1980s Mrs C. and I weren’t the only ones looking for a new home in Portland Oregon. Winging up from Central America for a feast of flying insects, a cigar-shaped Vaux Swift was desperately seeking a new late summer home. The hollow tree serving as a roost for generations had been toppled by a recent storm. With thousands of hungry swifts soon to arrive, this scout must have been desperate to find an alternative roosting site.Where they chose to live might surprise you. Read about it (here.)

No comments:

Post a Comment