What? Another Swift?!?!?!?
I'm not sure if anyone cares any more about this but our tenth Chimney Swift was found in the basement this afternoon. I went down to just listen for anyone. I was not disappointed. I heard a fluttering near some shelves where the Christmas ornaments are stored. There, in a milk crate that holds some lights, was our tenth little Swift.
Jeremy, I believe is his name. Quite the pudgy fledgling / juvenile Swift! No cobwebs on him and his adorable little feet. We came upstairs and had our photo shoot. He got the traditional kiss on top of his little head. (Actually it was three.) As I went to release him there was a huge ground hog on the patio eating some seeds and grapes.
Little chubby Jeremy was released and he twittered his thanks and his friends soon came to greet him. Later I went inside to give Olive and the other birdies some treats and the chimney erupted with the sound of Swifts entering with a flourish and their twittering.
They must come home to roost. Hope no one else gets detoured but we're ready!