White-throated Swift

Aeronautes saxatalis

ML24011281


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Bill Maynard
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Garden of the Gods
El Paso, Colorado, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.8775, -104.8782 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Communal Roost #1

Observation details

There are four traditional communal roosts at Garden of the Gods, used by migrant swifts. This one is on the west side of the northwest face of South Gateway Rock. My estimate of 140 individual birds is conservative. This is just a small part of the larger group exploring the roost before making an entrance. The entry process to get all the swifts into this communal roost takes at least 15 minutes. A large group flies overhead before this time, the swifts circling and passing low over the roost location from time to time.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
361KB
Dimensions
1050 x 824

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