Print

Print


Lots of swifts over Columbia Missouri this weekend.

Mark Gutchen
Columbia, MO
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Shawn Clubb 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 9:16 AM
  Subject: Re: Where did the swifts go?


  There were still a good number of swifts flying around last evening at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood, St. Louis County. I counted a few dozen and one nighthawk.

  Shawn Clubb 
  Collinsville, Madison Co., Ill. 
  [log in to unmask]



------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 07:46:31 -0600
  From: [log in to unmask]
  Subject: Fw: Where did the swifts go?
  To: [log in to unmask]


  Received this message this morning.
  This is a worry for me because I have 2 babies that won't be ready to go until the end of next week.
  I had over 100 using my towers last night. I think I am getting some from up North to. I think they use my towers as a stopping place on their way South.
  How are the Chimney swifts in the rest of Mo. doing? Any movement?

  Joyce Rosson
  Holt, Mo.



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Georgean Z. Kyle 
  To: Joyce Rosson 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 6:27 PM
  Subject: Where did the swifts go?


  Joyce

  Our roost of 200 birds slept in Sunday until 2:30 in the afternoon.  Only 23 came back that night.  Every night fewer show up.  Paul remains optimistic that a roost will reform, but I think that they have left for S. America.  Paul has gotten multiple reports from many different states that their swifts have left early too...most are a month early.  I hope your roost is still with you and I also hope that your rehab babies are either out or soon to be.  Don't want to worry you, just wanted to let you know that the birds are acting a bit differently this year.  Maybe they know something that the rest of us don't!!

  Think of you often.

  Georgean
------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Stay up to date on your PC, the Web, and your mobile phone with Windows Live. See Now 
------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Website: http://mobirds.org/

------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
List archives: https://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html