Birds of Marlpit Community Garden August 2016

Swifts and a microlite

Swifts and a microlite

Groups of swifts have been flying over the Garden lately. These birds are the most aerial of all our birds, never intentionally alighting on the ground, feeding on flying insects, they do nearly everything on the wing, even mating! They sleep on the wing, circling higher and higher into the sky in the evening and dozing for a few seconds at a time as they glide along through the night.

The only thing they cannot do on the wing is Continue reading