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minijoan



Joined: 06 Mar 2011
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Location: Northampton

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Phenomenal Sight Reply with quote

Yesterday, like most of the British Isle we had heavy persistant rain all day. At 8pm in the evening the rain eased and I witnessed something I have never seen before, hundreds of Swifts flying together.

I was watching TV but something kept flying past my patio window and when I got up to look I had a shock to see the sky above me full of Swifts.

They were wheeling about overhead and sudden one would descend and swoop low over the gardens. This spectacular event went on for about 30 minutes then they dispersed.

They had obviously been unable to feed during the day because of the heavy rain and were making the most of a window in the weather.

Normally we have about 12 Swifts flying and screaming together.

Could someone tell me if this is normal behaviour or did I witness something unusal.

Joan
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Strixaluco



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 5464
Location: Mayford, Sy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How amazing! I'm so envious - we've never seen a swift flying overhead here. Perhaps someone else will know more about such an event?
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