I always try to make a mental note, and often a physical note of when my chimney swifts arrive each spring.
I heard their familiar and hard-to-miss twittering last night when I was locking up the chickens.
They were on to twittering (tweeting?) before Jack Dorsey was even born.
In case you didn't know, Jack Dorsey invented Twitter. You have 140 characters to express your deepest thoughts and desires---or not.
Anyway, the Swifts arrived on March 30, 2013.
(They must have spent the three extra days in Cancun this year for spring break.
They fly right over it after leaving their winter homes in Peru.)
It's very likely that the five birds I've seen circling my house are related to the original pair that nested here in the spring/summer of 2000.
Crossing my fingers that at least one pair raises a successful brood this summer.
|photo credit: Dave Rintoul|