The Birds
Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 9:43AM
[chuck] in Science

The clouds of swifts (Apodidae, Apus apus) in Suffolk County last week were so dense that I pulled over to film them. They were, apparently, feeding on insects that were coming off the agricultural fields.  Very strange, and a lot of Hitchcock references peppered the conversation as we watched the swarm. [NOTE: Turn up the volume so that you can hear my son's comment at the end of clip].

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