Thursday, July 30, 2009

Swallow Flies Through Two-Inch Gap at 35 MPH

A swallow with a 14-inch wingspan managed to turn sideways mid flight to squeeze through a two-inch-wide gap in a locked barn door. It did this without touching sides.

The swallow is one of a pair rearing chicks inside the barn in Angus Glens, North Dundee.

Wildlife photographer Keith Ringland captured the moment from a nearby shed. He believes the parents have worked out an entry- and exit system to avoid colliding at high speeds: "The swallow used a different, much bigger hole in the roof to leave the building," he told the Daily Mail.

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Eric said...

Was the swallow carrying a coconut?

david said...

No, it would have to be an African swallow to do that.