Last night, I had the opportunity to view a purple martin roost in Omaha south of Farnum Street on 44th. Very neat.
It reminds me of two of the best roosts I’ve ever seen, woodducks in a cypress tree swamp near Yazoo, Mississippi and every single sunset I see during sandhill crane season in the Central Platte River Valley.
But for being close to the house, it was a pretty awesome sight, one that will be chronicled by the words and photos of freelancer Pat Mingarelli next summer in Nebraskaland Magazine. If you get a chance, visit the area over the next few nights. It will be worth the trip if you’re near the Metro.