What’s so interesting about a school chimney in Portland?Swifts at the Chapman SchoolThere sure are a lot of folks waiting for the show in the sky?Swifts at Chapman SchoolCue up the Vaux’s Swift. Migrating South, they pass through Portland every September and put on quite a show for neighborhood residents. They swarm the skies and finally dive in to roost inside the chimney wall each evening.Swifts at Chapman SchoolThey do look like bats from the ground, but a volunteer from the Audubon informed us these birds are small enough to fit in your hand.Swifts at Chapman School