These birds are frequently heard "screaming" as they fly over villages in the evening.
Common Swifts in Chania. There were many hundreds of swifts seen every day for the three days we were there. The birds were nesting in the tiled roofs of the buildings around the old Venetian harbor. Apparently it was not uncommon to find the fledglings on the ground unable to take off. Our hotelier would nurse them and release them from the roof of the hotel.
dead at the side of the street
Loxley Valley, Jul 09