Date: 9/9/17 8:38 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] 70,000 Barn Swallows
I went out this evening to Grand Island south of Dayton to look for the annual BARM SWALLOW roost. Sundown was 7:30. The evening was misty, but the sunset was glorious. I arrived about 7:00 and found birds milling in the air. They concentrated about sundown and settled into their chosen cornfield by 7:45.
The cornfield they are using now is located in the bottom land below Heiser Farms, here. 45.134809,-123.020979
You can park here on Lower Grand Island Loop and walk across the road to look down into the area. 45.129333,-123.020384
Do not walk down the farm lane into the cornfield.
I saw a swarm of 70,000 bird in the air above the field before they settled.