Swifts

‘The swift family has evolved almost exclusively for an aerial existence, and the needle-tailed swifts of Africa and Asia are the fastest of all birds in level flight, capable of attaining speeds of up to 105 miles per hour.’ William Fiennes, ‘The...

A graceful curve..

‘Id seen the migration plotted as a clean, unbroken arc from Texas to Foxe Land, imagining the flight to be as easy and consistent as the line, a graceful curve from one point to another.? But the arc’s grace was a fiction.? The snow geese were improvising...