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Natural World: Swifts at Agate Hall

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During spring and fall migrations Vaux's Swifts have been using the tall chimney at Agate hall for an evening roost.  How these birds know where to congregate remains a mystery.  The evening spectacle when they enter the chimney is easily accessible to anyone taking the time to observe.

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