Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Leslie told me about this cool thing to do in September, and we're all about neat new experiences, so check this out. James, Wendy and I went to Chapman Elem. School (Portland) to sit on the side of a large grassy hill with a bunch of other folks to wait until sunset when thousands of little birdies called Swifts cyclone down into this old chimney! As we watched, a falcon swept down near the mouth of the chimney and grabbed a Swift in its talons. It was real drama unfolding right before our very eyes! These tiny birds are truly amazing creatures in that they eat and sleep and do everything while in flight, but before migrating ,they find hallowed out old trees or chimneys and fill them up, clinging to the sides inside with their itty bitty feet.

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