Swift-06.05.17

A patch tick… hooray !!! 4 Common Swift were seen hawking high in the sky around St Nicholas’ Church Tower, Sevenoaks at 12:05, with 3 over Knole area at 08:50 this morning too… new arrivals for 2017…. excellent !! Migration slowly takes it time to deliver !!

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Here’s a Common Swift photograph from Wikipedia… superb birds to watch as they wheel around our towns and cities wheezing their calls…

The swift is a medium-sized aerial bird, which is a superb flier. It evens sleeps on the wing! It is plain sooty brown, but in flight against the sky it appears black. It has long, scythe-like wings and a short, forked tail. It is a summer visitor, breeding across the UK, but most numerously in the south and east. It winters in Africa.

 

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