Purple Martin Festival

  Retired teacher and amateur birder, Adolph White, holds up a poster on purple martins under pear trees that the birds roost in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. The birds once scorned for the droppings they leave, the tens of thousands of purple martins that check in each night in a small row of pear trees and are now celebrated with their own festival called "Gone to the Birds." ( AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Retired teacher and amateur birder, Adolph White, holds up a poster on purple martins under pear trees that the birds roost in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. The birds once scorned for the droppings they leave, the tens of thousands of purple martins that check in each night in a small row of pear trees and are now celebrated with their own festival called "Gone to the Birds." ( AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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