[Tweeters] re: Vaux Swift

Dan Reiff, PhD notcalm at comcast.net
Mon Aug 11 17:16:46 PDT 2014


All,

They did evolve pre brick and chimney.
Larry, do you have literature on the specific characteristics of the tree cavities they used to use and were more available pre managed forestry?
And are there known sites where this still occurs for groups of swifts on the West Coast of the US?
Did they use brick chimneys preferentially over tree cavities when the stacks became available?
Thanks,
Dan Reiff
Mercer Island

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On Aug 11, 2014, at 3:13 PM, Christine Southwick <clsouth at u.washington.edu> wrote:


> Does it have to be brick? Why not wood?--especially if one can find an old falling-down wooded structure and use old wood.

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> On Mon, 11 Aug 2014, Larry Schwitters wrote:

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>> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:23:47 -0700

>> From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters at me.com>

>> To: Dianna Moore <dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com>

>> Cc: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

>> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] re: Vaux Swift

>> Well Dianna, putting up a masonry structure for swift roosting in an area where one did not previous exist had never been done? until last week in Wisconsin, and another is under construction in North Carolina. They are $40,000 to $50,000 projects and you might want to wait to see how they work out before you get your building permit. The one Vaux's Happening has been working on in Ellensburg had a $5000 budget and the footing needed to be so massive that it was going to take at least a thousand more than that. I will send you a copy of my engineered plans. Maybe you can use them and save yourself a thousand.

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>> Larry Schwitters, Issaquah

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>> On Aug 11, 2014, at 12:36 PM, Dianna Moore wrote:

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>>> Hey Tweets...So if I built it (a brick tower in my back yard) they would (might) come?

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>>> Dianna Moore

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