Thursday, May 14, 2009

They're back ...

I haven't blogged about them, but they've been back for at least a couple of weeks now. My chimney swifts have returned. I assume they're in the process of building a nest, laying eggs, and adding to their numbers. I'm fine with that.

If you want to play a small role in wildlife conservation, it is as simple as removing the chimney cap off the top of your chimney. If your chimney isn't made of metal, you may wind up having a chimney swift family take up residence. They eat a third of their own weight, a day, in flying insects ... so they're a boon to your backyard.

Chimney Swift Information (PDF, 4 pages).

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