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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Family Night Fun - Vaux Swifts



For the last several years we have been making a visit to watch the Swifts over at Chapman School each September. There are 20-40,000 Swifts that roost in the chimney of a local elementary school during the month of September.
For more of the story read my post over at Homebased Portland

We decided it was a perfect Family Night activity this week. We invited our friends the Ellsworths to go with us since they had never seen it before.
The Ellsworth boys had fun sliding down the hill on cardboard with the rest of the kids there while the grownups watched the bird show!

We ran into our friends the Watts who were there with their bird watching friends. They are serious bird watchers and had all the right equipment. Binoculars and telescopes which they shared with us.


Tessa and Kelsi enjoyed visiting and doing their homework together.


Our friend Merrill - I loved this picture I snapped of him!


And then Tessa got a hold of the camera and snapped away!

It was a fun evening, beautiful weather and visiting with friends - oh and there were the cool birds too!!

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Thanks for sharing! What a fun evening with family, friends, community, and some awesome sites.