Llanelli Naturalists Newsletter - July 2008
In my youth in Yorkshire, Swifts were almost as common as Swallows. It was not unusual to find one on the ground unable to take off. They had a limited ability to climb vertical walls. Efforts to launch them by hand were not always successful. Unfortunately I had neither the knowledge nor experience to nurse them back to strength. Swallows on the other hand, often alight and take off from the ground.