January 2nd, 2007


Currently In Care

Needle Tailed Swift
Originally uploaded by battyden.
An injured Needle Tailed Swift that came into care on 1/1/07. I can't find anything wrong with it, so I'll take it to the zoovets tomorrow. These birds migrate south from North Asia to avoid the winters. They hunt and feed on the wing and can reach speeds of 130kph to avoid predators.

They have very weak feet and cannot perch, so I turned the cage on its end and hung a towel along the back so the bird has something to hang on to. In the wild they roost on high trees and cliff faces.