424 / vaux’s swifts

around this time every year, there is a huge colony of vaux’s swifts gathers at a school in northwest portland to sleep for the night in a decommissioned smokestack. ┬áthese tiny birds fill the sky in every direction converging on a single spot in the opening of the chimney.

for me the vaux’s swifts always signal the beginning of fall.

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