Llanelli Naturalists Newsletter - July 2008
Denys Williams

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.