8 May 2020

100 words 011

The swifts1 2 returned yesterday. I watched them through the skylight, feeding in the pink May dusk. Half a dozen were swooping around each other, looping Southwards past the house. They carried on diving playfully out of sight and I stayed to enjoy the evening light. A few seconds pass and three daddy longlegs bounce Northwards past the window, muttering panicked expletives to themselves.

The swifts repeated their show Northwards and, again, out of sight, beat, and a single dady longlegs flew back the other way.


  1. I’d thought they were swallows until now.↩︎

  2. Should footnotes count towards the 100 words? Probably.↩︎


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