Purple martins have been roosting in Old Town in three trees across Washington from Joe's Old Town Bar and Grill. The birds start arriving around 8:45 p.m. and will swarm in for the next 20 minutes. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle) McClatchy fsalazar@wichitaeagle.com
Purple martins have been roosting in Old Town in three trees across Washington from Joe's Old Town Bar and Grill. The birds start arriving around 8:45 p.m. and will swarm in for the next 20 minutes. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle) McClatchy fsalazar@wichitaeagle.com

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