Purple Martins at nest boxes in the Campbell River estuary.
A male Purple Martin at RISD Beach with a Painted Skimmer.
Migration roost for Purple Martins. Roost was at in the Highland Mall area (1.2 miles away) for at least 30 years but for some reason this summer the birds moved to Capital Plaza.
Very rough estimate of the birds on this date was 350,000.
Travis Audubon is having Purple Martin Parties every Friday and Saturday night in July and encouraging the public to join us to see this amazing spectacle of nature.
Numerous individuals on wires and TV antenna above house.
Heard these as well -- I didn't sight any.
The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow. These aerial acrobats have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky at great speeds with their wings tucked.