Scientific name: Apus apus
Nature Stars: 30
About: A fast flying, streamlined bird with long curved wings and a short, forked tail. About 18cm long with a wingspan of about 40cm. Nests in holes in roofs, particularly common in older parts of towns and cities. Swifts feed on flying insects. They arrive in
How to identify: Larger than swallows and martins, all dark with a small pale patch on the throat.
Where: A common and widespread summer visitor.
Fantastic fact: Swifts spend almost their entire life on the wing, even sleeping and mating whilst flying, only landing to nest.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc
I think that this would be amazing if you had the, Swift infront of you. I was in Tenerife, and they were circling above us.
I saw a swift in a campsite near oxford when I was lying on the bottom of the tent. Whiskolis
i have never seen a swift but it sounds really cool
WE DON'T SEEM TO HAVE SWIFTS IN MY AREA.
I really like swifts its amazing that they spend so much time in the air and I love watching them flying high in the spring and summer!!