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The Sperry-Galligar Audubon held its annual August "Swift Night Out" this evening - August 7, 2010. We had 14 Swift counters show up and counted five (5) locations in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. The
skies were clear and the temperature was in the low 80's and it was calm. We counted 593 Chimney Swifts on the night at two schools, one church, one abandoned industrial building and the local newspaper
office. The highest count was at a closed old elementary school with 225 and the lowest was three at the abandoned industrial site. Counted started about 8:15 P.M. and ended about 8:40 P.M. Seems that in August
the birds are in the chimneys earlier than the September counts, when they linger until complete darkness.
Chapel Hill, NC
Here is my swift count for 8/7/10. Between 8 and 8:45 PM. Three of us counted 387 swifts entering the chimney at my house in Chapel Hill, NC. This about the same number we recorded in the last count.
Kansas City, MO
8:45 p.m. Central Time Zone
Elementary school built in the 1920's
7300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, MO
High 90's , clear
Number of swifts counted: 6
Time (and time zone): 8:47 p.m. EST
Location: Neighborhood with homes approx. 100 yards from each other. Semi-rural area.
Address: city, state/province: Alexandria, PA
Broad description of the site, e.g. school, warehouse, residence, Chimney Swift Tower, etc.: Residential Chimney
Weather conditions may also be reported.: Calm & clear, cool.
New Brighton, PA
August 8, 2010: there were 4 roosts in New Brighton, PA that we observed, there were about 100 swifts entering these 4 roosts.
Old Saybrook, CT
I have the following information after observing Chimney Swifts in Old Saybrook, CT.
8 flew into a unoccupied house chimney but 8 also flew out.
7:25 PM to 8:20 PM Eastern time, August 8, 2010
At 860 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT. The Chimney of a unoccupied 1634 home. Located at an intersection next to a 2 story office building.
Weather, clear, 80 degrees and no wind.
We were puzzled by the fact that the 8 birds flew in and then appeared to come back out . When a bird flew in, about 2 minutes later a bird flew out. Is this typical?
Morehead City, NC
New roost: 300 plus, getting dark and almost missed this location - heard them.
8:23 PM, 8/8/2010; National Guard Armory, Morehead City, NC; 84 degrees, very humid - rained all day
* Number of swifts counted: 45
* Time: 7:55 to 8:25 pm
* Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
* Location: 4001 N Prospect, Shorewood, Wisconsin
* Broad description of the site: 5 story apartment building,
* Weather conditions may also be reported: 78 degrees F, wind 0-5 mph
from south, humid, cloudy
Number of swifts counted 2
Time (and time zone) EST between 8:15 and 8:45
Address: city, state/province Gainesville, VA
Broad description of the site, e.g. school, warehouse, residence, Chimney Swift Tower, etc.
1950 ish Mt. Vernon style house with several chimneys
Weather conditions may also be reported. warm, humid, in the 80's
Also our daughter moved to Apex, NC where they have an outdoor fireplace. She took pictures of the birds in the fireplace - sure enough - Chimney Swifts with 4 eggs. During a thunderstorm the nest was dislodged and 2 of the birds died in the crash. One remained clinging to the inside of the chimney and one was found clinging to the foundation of their house. They put him back inside the chimney and sure enough the parents fed both birds and they both fledged. Yeah-success!
location: J J Finley elementary school, 1912 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville Florida
80-100 swifts observed
date: August 8,
time; 8:15- 8:45 pm
site: older school, chimney not used to heat.
Weather:84 degrees, clear skies overhead, nice sunset with clouds to the west
same site on June 5, 2010
time: 8:30-9 pm
location on the yard was more difficult to see the actual drop into the chimney. It seems the birds approach several times before actually dropping down into the chimney.
Count: on June 5, I noted 100+ but there certainly seemed more out tonight and I felt the angle for observation was better
Neighbors home- homeowner loves having the swifts share her home. Says they have been there as long as she can remember.
date: June 9, 2010
time: 8:40- 9 pm