APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Apus pacificus  

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)
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© Geoff Walker 2015
Cairns, QLD (Jan, 2015)

I had seen Fork-Tailed Swifts on two occasions previously, on both occasions without a camera. On the last occasion I was at a petrol pump filling up my diesel 4x4 and there they were, filling the sky. By the time I had filled up, paid for my fuel, shifted the car and got my camera out, they were no where to be seen.

But here I am today with several thousand Fork-tailed Swifts flying all around me and my camera in my hand and a rather large grin on my face. They are swift by name and by nature and photographing them is a challenge but I managed a few average photos.

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)

Fork-tailed Swift