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Flying Swifts...?Can you help in I.D.

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My shortest blog ever

Had swallow, house martins and swifts flying pretty high over the M40 which splits in half the woodland behind my house but as of yet know luck in the photograph department

However today I think by chance I managed to catch two blurry images of swifts but I request your help to clarify……

Standing at the open back door I could hear the engines of an Airbus approaching, grabbed the camera and just managed to get most of the aircraft in the viewfinder. I noticed a small object on the left of the plane but thought nothing of it. However when I uploaded the file I reckon I might have some very blurry pictures of two swifts……..

Earlier there have been pairs of red kites frolicking in the up draughts and they have been very high but sure these have the silhouette of a swift……

_ Maybe my first swift photo, I once read that swifts have been recorded sleeping on the wing at 10,000 ft. I hope they dont take a nap during the day over my house as don’t want them getting sucked into jet engines…_

One of the frolicking kites lower in altitude than the others. I think this one has young as always glides over the small woods on the other side of my house. Must be nesting Jays, Crows and Magpies in those woods for the kites always getting mobbed by one of the three species…
Thanks for your help……

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Cannot help with identification Tommy but well done with the shots, no swallows or swifts here yet but hoping to see some soon...

24 May, 2014

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