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Edge,
I'm glad you reminded us. I forgot you can't read our minds. I do plan to go on the swallow field trip and actually all subsequent trips up until the Thomas Hill trip. That one I'll have to see about. Thanks. Martie Neal



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On Sep 23, 2010 10:22 AM, Edge <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 

Wow!  The swallows are beginning to gather in really big numbers.  Some of you have responded that you will be going on this Columbia Audubon Society field trip.  [see description below].
Steve has just called with some exciting information about supper on the 28th.
The Inn at Clover Hill:  www.innatcloverhill.com/   is very near where we will be viewing the swallows.  We will have a full dinner there at $13.00 per person IF WE HAVE A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE.  Entree will be stuffed chicken breast.
WE MUST HAVE A HEAD COUNT BY SUNDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 26.
PLEASE R.S.V.P. for the field trip AND the supper as soon as possible BY RETURN EMAIL, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED THAT YOU WILL BE COMING.  	


September 28, Tuesday afternoon and eveningPERSHING STATE PARK & SWALLOW SPECTACLE, Linn CountyLeaders:  Edge Wade & Steve KinderRSVP:  [log in to unmask] or 445-6697.  This is necessary so we know how many cars/drivers will be needed.Departure:  1:00 p.m. from southwest corner of the Parkade Center lot, Bus. Loop 70.Bring water and snacks.Dinner will be after the swallows, at THE INN AT CLOVER HILL ($13.00 per person).Return will be late, possibly 10:30 p.m.We will bird Pershing State Park in the afternoon, then drive to the swallow roost location (it changes as corn is harvested).  Several hundred thousand swallows converge at dusk (about 6:30 p.m.).  They come from feeding many miles away, swirl in a massive cloud, then begin “raining” down into the cornfield.  Roger Tory Peterson said of a similar event, ““I have seen a million flamingos on the lakes of East Africa and as many seabirds on the cliffs of the Alaska Pribilofs, but for sheer drama, the tornadoes of Tree Swallows eclipsed any other avian spectacle I have ever seen.”

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