By June most swifts will have arrived in Britain and will have started breeding. This picture invokes their familiar screaming call as they gather in flocks feeding, high in the air.

Painting of Swifts feeding
Swifts feeding (2021) Acrylic on paper

The swift (Apus apus) is unfortunately declining in the UK and is an amber list species. Do what you can for them by installing swift nesting boxes or supporting one of the many swift conservation projects.

Acrylic paint on 425gsm watercolour paper, 22x30in