Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Field Notes from the Past #18

Being a continuation of field-journal entries from the springs of 1962 and 1963 when I was a budding ornithologist of just 15 or 16 growing up in the rural village of Galien in Berrien County, Michigan.
April 29 [=30, 1962], Monday

April is supposed to be the month of showers, but this had been a very dry month; this until today. Today was a bright, sunny day until about 2:00 [PM] when the sky started to get black in the west and north-west. It began raining at about 3:00 at [sic] didn't stop until about 4:30. At about 3:15 it got nearly pitch black and the wind began blowing hard.

By 6:00 the sun was shining again and I saw the first Chimney Swifts of the year flying high overhead.

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