World Swift Day 7/6/20

The following sketches were all made from observations of common swifts this year.  They are presented in chronological order. We have a single pair nesting on our house in a Gilling East, North Yorkshire. I have sketched them in the air and in the nest box. This is my own way of celebrating World Swift Day- the common swift has captured my imagination since childhood. I hope you enjoy my 2020 sketches of swifts thus far. Don’t waste any opportunity to watch and listen to these incredible animals this summer. Hold the memories firm in your mind and you will be able to recapture your swift experiences on the darkest days of winter.