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chimney swallow:

see swiftswift,
common name for small, swallowlike birds related to the hummingbird and found all over the world, chiefly in the tropics. They range in size from 6 to 12 in. (15–30 cm) in length. Swifts have long wings and small feet and can perch only on vertical surfaces.
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The population of chimney swifts in the Fox Valley area had been declining in recent years and Jakob was encouraged by a local bird enthusiast to build a tower to help keep the birds in the area.
Please make all financial donations to the the Hartland Chimney Swift Roost Fund, First Bank Financial Centre, 800 Cardinal Lane, PO Box 257, Hartland WI 53029.
Lastly, 12 species served as indicators for Bohm Woods: Acadian Flycatcher, American Robin, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Downy woodpecker, Wood Thrush, Hairy Woodpecker, Chimney Swift, Northern Flicker, Yellow Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Swainson's Thrush.
This is a brief moment, but it portends Laurel's revision of memory, the reinterpretation and rereading that her imprisonment by the chimney swift will force her into during Parts III and IV.
The chimney swifts cling to a wall and sleep and then rise.
With fertile imaginations -- and sassy pencils -- they draw a rocking chair without legs, a headboard of 'twigs' perhaps assembled by a chimney swift, a computer desk with unlaminated MDF top, an RTA wall unit put together like children's Lego blocks.
A chimney swift (4) flies (5) into my windowless (6) office.
From my Coles County 1965-1987 records in their table 4, each species is listed below by increasing variability with its sample years--mean arrival dates--standard errors--range of arrival days: Chimney Swift - 22 - 4/15 - 0.
Spit & Sticks: A Chimney Full of Swifts is a children's picturebook about a nesting family of chimney swifts.
There followed an account of some chimney swifts (a species of swallow) that had nested in the chimneys of the Temperance Street School.