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Observed evening of Sept. 11, 2010:
Maplewood Richmond Heights (MRH) High School, 7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143. (St. Louis, Mo.) Chimney back side of main building. Observed 1,000 plus swifts 7:40 to 7:50 p.m. CST
Time: 7:20 - 7:40 PM
Number of Swifts: 600
Location: Oradell, NJ
Site Description: Industrial chimney, now owned by Bergen County. Slated to become a museum.
Weather: Partly cloudy
Observers: Kurt Muenz, Denise Farrell, Harry Byrne, Gerry Byrne
7:45 -8:15 pm
A. Quinn Jones School
1108 Northwest 7th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
This is a school with a large chimney on the northwest side of the building.
Weather: Warm and overcast
I also counted swifts at this same location on 9/7/10 and counted 220. The rest of the info is the same except that the sky was clear.
· September 11, 2010
· Abandoned cement cistern across FM 1431 from the True Grits restaurant in Jonestown, TX
· Travis Audubon Society field trip, 16 birders
· Clear, 84 degrees F, 72% RH, 9.96 inches of rain in the past four days (Tropical Storm Hermine)
· First CHSW entered at 7:45 PM CST
· Main concentration of CHSWs entered 7:57 - 8:06 PM CST
· 1,555 estimated CHSWs
Westfield Center, OH
Site Assessed: Westfield Center Elementary School
Westfield Center, Ohio
8-6-2010 137 Chimney Swifts 73 degrees, Clear
9-12-2010 0 Chimney Swifts 68 degrees, Clear
Ken and Helen Ostermiller
Number of swifts counted = about 100-200
Time (and time zone) - 8:00 pm
Date - Sunday 9/12/2010
Location: Private residence (100 yr old house with original unlined brick chimney
Address: city, state/province: Simpsonville, SC USA
Between 8:15 and 8:30 this evening Kay Thorbecke, Robert Harmon and I watched at least a dozen Chimney Swifts dive into the purpose-built chimney at Fairview School. The sky was beautiful with the crescent moon, and it was a relief to see our efforts pay off. I'm guessing they will tell all their buddies what a nice place it is. This is the first confirmed observation of the swifts roosting in our new tower.
Martha Crouch via Bob Dodd
September 12, 2010
7:45 pm to 8:20pm EDT
Sundown was about 8 pm
70°, clear and dry
NO swifts anywhere arond the old Rice School brick chimney None, zilch, nada.
There is no man-made heat in this chimney. There were over 500 going in a month ago. We suspect they have begun the fall migration.
A beautiful color sunset, and the crescent moon to enjoy.
Doris Stickel and David Stokely
I counted for all three days at my own home! The chimney they used is no longer used by people, made of bricks and rough masonry in a 100 year old house. I also have breeding swifts every summer in it - fortunately it has a clean-out in the basement!
Friday, Sept 10th - Bird activity occurred from 7:50 - 8:05 with a total of 59 going in my chimney
Saturday, Sept 11th - Activity occurred from 7:45 - 8:00 with a total of 71 birds
Sunday Sept 12th - Activity occurred from 7:45 - 8:05 with a total of 57 birds
# of swifts: 700
Time: 7-8 pm CDT
Location: Tullahoma High School
Weather condition: Clear
St. Louis Park, MN
9/12/10 - approx 160-180
7:37P-7:55P Central Time Zone
2925 Monterey, St. Louis Park, MN
Location: A 1924 3 story brick multi-family residence in mixed residential area, single family homes, town-homes, condos and a park just north of the 2 acre site.
First swift descended 7:37P, scattered entries til 7:53 when about 100 entered in 1-2 minutes, then rest of birds.