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MObirders - 

More than 1500 Chimney Swifts went to roost at
Joplin's North Middle School chimney this evening, 9-28-10.

The chimney is about 7 ft X 7 ft X 60 ft high.  The event 
tonight went from 7:25 pm until 7:40 pm.  North Middle is
at 2nd & Gray, Joplin, Jasper County.  

Every year CHSW start gathering in mid August.  The peak
counts are late September - like tonight.  Last date for 
CHSW was 10-30-07.  One went to roost that evening.  

Good birding,  Larry Herbert.  Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.   

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