The Lynchburg Bird Club last evening at our regular monthly meeting on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg observed a large congregation of swifts going to roost in one of the campus building chimney's right about 7 PM. There were easily 300-500, and possibly considerably more. And regarding hummers, several members still have a few. One member in Appomattox has a late date of October 11th, and Thelma Dalmas in Campbell County has a late date from 1999 of October 14th. Gene Sattler Lynchburg, VA -----Original Message----- From: Michael Shapiro [mailto:sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 7:09 PM To: Virginia Bird listserv; Richmond listserv Subject: [va-bird] Chimney Swifts Saw and heard a flock of about 50 - 75 Chimney Swifts this evening around 6:45 or so flying over the Dumbarton Library parking lot and Staples Mill Road in northern Henrico County. Anyone else still seeing this many Swifts? Michael Shapiro Henrico sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.