It is always amazing to stumble upon a wildlife event, something unplanned not sought after and unique. This evening, I witnessed a stunning aviation display by a flock of swifts diving over the yellow gorse on the mountain side. Individual birds past my head and glided along the contours of the peak, hunting airbourne insects in the fading russet light.
At other times they stretched high into the sky whirling in great arcs high above my head. The unseen behaviour cues, the acrobatic elegance of these birds all captivated me and has lead me to a new fascination with these lithe and swarming birds.