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Except when breeding, Swifts spend their lives in the air, living on the insects they catch in flight. They drink, feed, and often mate and sleep on the wing. No other bird spends as much of its life in flight. Feeding parties can be very large indeed in suitable insect-rich areas, such as wetlands. Reports of as many as 2000 Swifts feeding over flooded gravel pits, lakes and marshy river deltas are not uncommon, and may represent an ingress of Swifts from a huge area of maybe 100 kilometres radius. It has for example been suggested that many of Western Scotland's Swifts fly to Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland to feed on the abundant and nutritious "Lough Neagh Fly".
Sorry if this is off topic but.... I love ladybugs. This year there were no spots. I had solid big lady bugs, almost orangish in color- many were dead. I know that solid lady bugs do exist. I read somewhere it is an Asian variety. Very odd.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by littled16
I thought the lightening bug thing was bizarre. Not to mention that they are my favorite part of summer, to just have them *poof* is a little disconcerting.
I have searched all over the internet but have not seen any mention of it.
But then the habits of lightening bugs are usually the hottest trending topic.