- Category: Field Trips
The Vaux's Swifts are still coming through Rainier on their southbound migration, roosting at night in the chimney of Carpet One. Linda Jennings counted 1,026 on Sunday evening; Darrel Whipple counted 1,070 last night.
We are declaring a WHAS field trip to Carpet One this Saturday, Sept.10. Meet at the front steps of Rainier City Hall (Highway 30 and First Street) at 7 pm. Binocs and camera are optional. The swirling and funneling into the chimney will likely begin a few minutes after sunset; enjoy the spectacle. The wee birds should all be in bed by 8 pm.