This evening we went up on the hill. There wasn't a spectacular sunset, but we did get to watch the Chimeny Swifts twirling and flying down the chimney at twilight.
The white cat watched them, too. But they were way too fast and high for her.
Chimney swifts have been in a long-term decline for the last 50 years. Since the mid-1960s, their population has dropped by 65 percent. Since chimney swifts are protected by federal law.
· Chimney swifts spend nearly all their time in flight! Because of their spindly legs they can’t perch, so they feed and drink on the wing. When they’re not flying they hang out in chimneys – if you’re lucky, not yours.