Date: 8/30/20 11:36 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Swift essay by Helen Macdonald
This is more than an essay. She has written an entire book on the subject
of swifts. The softback cover similar in vein to* H is for Hawk*.
We were recently fortunate to receive a gift copy.
Bob OBrien Carver OR



On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:53 PM Nancy Clogston <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

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> The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/magazine/vesper-flights.html>
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> The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down
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> Swifts spend all their time in the sky. What can their journeys tell us
> about the future?
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/magazine/vesper-flights.html>
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> Hello Birders,
> This link is to a gorgeous essay about swifts and about life. It's by
> Helen Macdonald, author of "H is for Hawk."
> I dipped on the Black Swifts of Salt Creek Falls in Lane County this week
> but reading this essay and learning of swifts' vesper flights up to a mile
> high at dawn and at dusk to the "convective boundary layer" of the
> atmosphere gives me another kind of a thrill.
> Read it. You'll enjoy it.
>
> Nancy Clogston
> <nanclo1952...>
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