Every year the Vaux Swifts pass through Portland and thousands spend the night in a chimney at Chapman Elementary.  Their sweeping flight for an hour before the sun sets is a spectacular show for the crowds that gather on the school lawn.  The Audobon site has details – the Swifts put on a good show through September.

We were there about a week ago and cheered on the Swifts with hundreds of excited spectators.

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