Thanks to all the UVAS board members who showed up at the Clay Place chimney Halloween afternoon to help clean out the chimney.

Thanks also to the dozen or so folks who arrived with gloves, shovels, and buckets to haul away the more than 20 5-gallon buckets of fertilizer.  It really is amazing how much has accumulated over the three migration seasons since the chimney was last cleaned.

We were pleased to find only one swift carcass – having been particularly concerned about mortality due to the heavy smoke throughout the migratory route during a couple of weeks of the fall migration this year.