Welcome to the Birds of the Kotel

Every spring, the Swifts return to nest in The Kotel. It is an incredible story, as the Common Swift is an uncommonly remarkable bird! They are superb aerialists – they eat, sleep and even mate on the wing.
This spring I just missed the Welcoming Ceremony (see video below from 2012), but was fortunate to be in Yerushalayim right after the Swifts (and many other birds) arrived. What a treat to listen to the Swifts’ incessant calling and singing, and watch their dizzyingly fanciful swoops and dives over the Old City.

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