From the talk and reading our Swift booklet, we learned a lot of interesting facts.
Swifts are very fast flyers.They can travel faster than a Ferrari.
Their eggs are tiny.
They have short legs.
They eat midgets.
There are swift nests at the back of the church in Charlestown.
They live in Ireland between May and August.
They fly to Africa in the winter.
The chicks are blind when they are born.
They are a similar bird to the swallow and the house martin.
Swifts only stop flying when they are in their nests.
They eat, drink and sleep in the air.
They can live for about 21 years.
We can read more on the Swift Conservation website. We can also watch the swifts live at GMIT, Castlebar.