Saturday 31 May 2014

Beijing Swift movies at the Summer Palace

It is difficult to grasp the spectacle of the Swifts breeding in the Kuoru Ting pavilion, in the Summer Palace, but these two videos give you some idea:

by Lyndon Kearsley

First, Swifts flying around the outside, where ~50 pairs breed:

... and on the inside, where another ~50 pairs breed:

The flute player inside the pavilion was particularly loud.  Similar loud performances occur most days, but it does not seem to bother the Swifts.


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