Those who know me know that I absolutely love Chimney Swifts (well, I love all animals…although I’m not that fond of ticks….but I especially enjoy the amazing behaviors of Chimney Swifts and their daredevil aerobatics!)
They’re not a showy bird with marvelous colors but they have some incredible talents.
Ever since we moved to Loudoun, we have had Chimney Swifts nesting in our Chimney. The builder who built our house forgot to put a cap on the chimney. We moved in in January and that first Spring, the Chimney Swifts found us and I had a new bird to learn about.
I’ve kept a log of their annual arrivals and departures and it’s amazing to see – they arrive like clockwork on or around April 22 each year.
So, keep an eye to the sky for them. You’ll hear their quick chittering overhead and see them engaging in their various aerial displays as they select mates and begin the nesting season.
I did a podcast on Chimney Swifts awhile back and if you’d like to learn more about them just click the link to listen to it.
We also have some Chimney Swift materials on the website.