Date: 9/11/17 7:02 pm From: Leslie Sours <lmsours...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts 9-11 Franklin County
Recently I reported about this year's increase in the number of Chimney Swifts staging in the small stack of a church located between the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers in Columbus. I have been monitoring numbers in this stack since July, with numbers peaking at 970 on 9/8. This coincided with one of the dates of "A Swift Night Out." The next night, 9/9, the number had dropped to 630. Tonight, 9/11, I counted only 227 Swifts entering the chimney. Tonight I was also treated to 37 Common Nighthawks drifting overhead from west to southeast. This brings the number of Common Nighthawks I have seen along this corridor in the past month to over 100.
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