I saw swifts for the first time this year just before we went to Skye. They've arrived back from their wintereing grounds in Africa. As many readers of this blog will know, swifts are my favourite birds! They are the ultimate bird, as they spend almost all their lives in the sky, even sleeping on the wing! Swifts feature in several of my poems, including these:
Endless Skies (ghazal)
Swifts are struggling in Scotland, to find out more, please visit the Concern for Swifts website.