New England Wildlife Center
Preserving New England's Wild Legacy
Our Patients: Chimney Swifts
By: NEWC Intern

Chimney Swifts

These Chimney Swifts came to us after falling down a chimney. Their name tells us where these guys live and nest. They like to climb up on the sides and hang vertically in huddles with their siblings. They’re not quite old enough to fly yet, though that doesn’t stop them from trying every chance they get. Swifts are really good fliers catching tiny insects in mid-flight. An interesting fact about them is that they can’t take off from the ground.

Elena Moser, Student Intern

4 Comments to “Our Patients: Chimney Swifts”

  1. Andrew says:

    Juliana: thanks for posting the clip….awesome!

  2. Andrew says:

    Is this a bat?

  3. younia says:

    ….sooooooo cute!

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