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The curious lives of Chimney Swifts

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Its already past sunset so the light is getting dim. Curious little, twittering birds are whirling around in high-G force turns. On some unknown cue, the black creatures fall like a funnel into the chimney, not to be seen again until dawn. It must be a relief of sorts to finally rest. The Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) spends its entire day in flight.

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