Thousands of chimney swifts roost here for the night. They fly around catching insects until just before dark they start to get sucked in like a vaccuum! It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I'd like to learn more about the process of who goes in as others keep circling and eventually go in as well. Nesting pairs are solitary and may also nesti in chimneys. They only congregate in these large numbers during migration. I'm not sure how long they'll stay in this particular location. I'll have to ask my sister to keep an eye on it since she lives nearby so we can learn :). Imagine what it looks like from the inside of the chimney! I hope they poop beforehand 😉
This hat was meant for #awesomeopposums Their mom was attacked by a dog, but all 11 babies survived! The hat was in the lost and found at the nature center for a long time, so I figured I'd repurpose it as an opossum pouch! I am tube feeding them until they are ready to eat on their own. When they are this small with eyes still closed and just opening they need help going to the bathroom too because mom licks them to get them to go, otherwise they won't and would die. So I have to use a wet paper towel. 😜 These guys should do just fine and will be released at about 4 months old.