Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chimney Swift Migration

Posted by Kirk Mona
Migration is really starting to heat up. There are Ring-necked ducks, Bufflehead, Hooded Mergansers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Rusty Blackbirds, Bluebirds, American Robins, Fox Sparrows, Canada Geese and an assortment of gulls around. More species are on the way. I'm eagerly awaiting the return of the Eastern Phoebe.

One sure sign that spring is really here in full force is the return of the Chimney Swifts. I love these little guys. You can monitory their northward movement and contribute sightings of your own at the Driftwood Wildlife Association Chimney Swift Migration website.

Latest report has them still down in Texas but very slowly creeping north.

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