Chimney Swifts are quite common around Rockford, Illinois but until a few days ago, they had gone uncaptured by our camera. This is still the best shot we got on a gloomy day while watching #239, the Mississippi Kite.
Cool fact about Chimney Swifts: “Swifts are among the most aerial of birds, flying almost constantly except when at the nest or roosting at night. The Chimney Swift bathes in flight, gliding down to water, smacking the surface with its breast, then bouncing up and shaking the water from its plumage as it flies away.” – Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds-Chimney Swift
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