Jo, in Branson, and MObirders -
I enjoyed your note about the "100 or so" Chimney Swifts
hospital in Branson this evening.
We tend to think of them as being August and September
possibly due to the CHSW watches in the middle of those
However there are plenty of CHSW, in sw MO anyway,
October! There were a lot - 40 or 50 - overhead this
in Joplin when Mark and I took his hound for a walk.
At noon today I went a few miles north of Joplin at a
place I call
Oronogo Bottoms. It is a lead and zinc mined area on
The water was real high and was literally "flushing" this
out. There were 15 or 20 CHSW flying low over the
hawking for tiny insects. I didn't see any
My latest date for CHSW is Oct. 30 here in Joplin. I
have no Nov. records.