Date: 9/7/20 7:45 am
From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>
Subject: [obol] Barn Swallow fly-out from night roost visible on weather radar Sept 7, 2020
Here is a set of screen capture images of this morning's weather radar,
showing the fly-out of BARN SWALLOWS frim their night roost in SE Yamhill

6:23 AM there was no color

6:34 AM a sizeable half-ring east of the Willamette River

6:41 AM a bigger half-ring reaching I-5

6:48 AM a bright blob east of I-5

6:56 Am dispersing between Salem and Silverton

I looked for birds going to roost on Grand Island at sunset on Sunday, Aug
30, and didn't find them. I suspect they may be roosting north of Grand
Island on Green Acres Rd.

Paul Sullivan

From: Paul Sullivan [mailto:<paultsullivan...>]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2020 6:56 AM
To: <obol...>; YamhillBirds (<yamhillbirds...>)
Cc: <pmartins...>; 'Hagar, Joan' <joan_hagar...>; 'Mary Schrock'
<mary.schrock...>; 'roshana.shockley' <roshana.shockley...>
Subject: Barn Swallow fly-out from night roost visible on weather radar

It's happening again, the annual gathering of Barn Swallows at Grand Island
in SE Yamhill county. This morning I was able to see the signature of the
birds fly-out from their roost on weather radar. It shows up as green

6:01 AM no color at that location

6:15 AM a small burst of color

6:22 AM a blob of color east of the Willamette River

6:29 AM a larger blob over I-5

6:37 AM the blob had moved east of I-5


The birds roost in cornfields in the area. I will be going out some
evenings at dusk to try to locate which fields they are using. The birds
will gather in the area for the next month, until frosty nights kill off
mosquitoes and the farmers harvest the corn. I will post more later.

Paul Sullivan


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