This beautiful creature was our surprise visitor this morning! It is a chimney swift and it swiftly flew out of our chimney into our living room- then it made a dash to the school room where I was able to very gently wrap my hands around it. It was amazing to hold something so wild, soft, terrified, and lovely. I was tempted to let my two little naturalists observe it, but instead I decided it had been traumatized enough and quickly released it out my front door. What a morning!
19 hours ago