UPDATE: New Photos of Tiny Birds That Sack Out in School Chimney

Spectators watch as vortex of Vaux's swifts retire for the night at Healdsburg school.


Thousands of tiny birds are using a chimney at a school campus in Healdsburg as a rest stop on their migration route, providing a spectacular show when they bed down for the night.

According to the Press Democrat, a huge vortex of the Vaux's swifts pause every night at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy's chimney after feeding on insects. Score of bystanders watch as they retire for the evening, according to the article.

To read the story, click here.

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Moral Conflict September 27, 2012 at 05:28 PM
You guys are about a week too late with this story! Would have been nice if you told everybody last week, so more people could have witnessed this amazing annual event!
Keri Brenner (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Thanks for your note. Perhaps you could warn us next year in advance so we could get a jump on it?
Moral Conflict September 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Keri, you have a deal! I have more pictures of the event I tried to upload also, but it only let me upload three. It happens every year, about the 3rd week in September. It lasts for almost a week. -T
Keri Brenner (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Hi: Great photos! Very nice. If you try again you should be able to upload more. Thanks so much for the update on the schedule and the new photos. Beautiful!


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