I tell ya, even the video doesn’t give full justice to their flying skills. You have to see it in real life. They are flying like living fighter Jets with the difference that they fly much smoother and better. Incredible rotations around their own axis included. Also amazing to see how fast they flap their wings when you know they fly like that almost constantly for 10 months non-stop! One would assume that that much flapping would be very energy expensive, yet they can do it without problems 10 months non-stop. Nature is incredible.Here's such a performance -
For the insects the swifts really are little fighter jets. They catch them with their mouths wide open. You wouldn't expect such a big mouth when you see that cute little beakThey are flying like living fighter Jets with the difference that they fly much smoother and better.