9.22.2008

Chimney Swifts

video

Last night while I was walking my dog, we came across a flock of Chimney Swifts preparing to roost. This is the second time I've been able to watch this spectacle happen right off of Main St. in the small town where I live. It's mesmerizing to watch these birds swing through the air together as the flock makes pass after pass by their chosen roost. Too bad the sound didn't come out on this recording, as it enhances the whole experience.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Very cool video - it's amazing they don't crash into each other! Thanks for sharing!

Ben Lizdas said...

You're welcome Barbara. It really is a terrific sight to see. Glad you enjoyed the footage.
Ben

Diana Sudyka said...

Chimney swifts (and swifts in general) are some of my favorite birds. I always look forward to their arrival in spring, as they are a welcome site in our urban skies here. That's great footage too, as I have never had an opportunity to see them roost. They're more bat than bird!