Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 21:15:20 -0400
Reply-To: bittaker <bittaker@WINDSTREAM.NET>
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From: bittaker <bittaker@WINDSTREAM.NET>
Subject: swift/hummingbird interaction
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This morning while talking with a neighbor in her yard I saw a chimney swift swoop on a hummingbird. The swift missed but appeared to chase the hummingbird for a moment. Did it mistake the HB for a dragonfly? While I am watching this swift fly about it suddenly disappeared down my neighbor's chimney. When I told her a bird had just flown down her chimney she said she thought there was a nest in the chimney but would not open the damper in an attempt to see. She said the chimeny had been screened to keep debris out but the screen must have been damaged this year. Their first awareness was chirping from the fireplace.
I wish I had some great birds to share but even with the lack of the unusual I am enjoying new things from the old bird friends.
Douglas, Coffee County
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