June 8, 2013

Natural Wonders: Chimney Swifts

When I'm not at the farm you can often find me in front of my computer working on some really interesting research from my previous job. Our study deals with Chimney Swifts, a bird population threatened in Ontario and nationally.

This video of thousands of swifts coming to roost in Oregon is pretty interesting. It's beautiful how they spiral together into the chimney. I actually watched all 7 minutes -  the narration in the style of a sports play by play is quite amusing! Take a peek and if you have kids, they might like it too. (be prepared for a lesson on predator - prey relationships)

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