Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Devil Screamers



If you live in Swanage you can't have missed the sight of a large group of Swifts screaming as they career through the sky high above the roof tops. I spent an hour or so trying to photograph them as them as they flew over our garden, sometimes so high they were barely specs, sometimes so close they looked like they would crash in to the houses.  The Swift is an incredible bird for many reasons: it is our fastest bird on level flight, it is one of our most ancient dating back at least 65 million years and they almost never land except on their nests. They are a bird well worth learning more about.





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