Sunday, May 19, 2019
After so many dry, sunny days here, mid-morning I watched one of my Swifts simply leave the nest box, fly around above the house 3 or 4 times in the thick Mizzle & then just pop straight back into the box. It occurred to me that this was simply it's way of getting a drink, as it would surely be able to easily quench its thirst afterwards by just preening.
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I spotted my pair of Swifts over my house around 9.30pm tonight, so dashed inside to get my camera, but of course by the time I got back out they'd already flown into the nest box.
However, I hung around & as luck would have it, himself had accidentally flown into the wrong box. So here he is, in low light, looking out & then squeezing his way out, before shooting straight back into the correct nest box.
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Hey, look who's back!
One of my pair of Swifts arrived back last night.
True to form, the head appeared at the entrance to #5 nest box around 9am this morning.
Interesting to note that it's 8 days earlier than last year!
They left with their last youngster from last year's nest on the 30th July.
It's quite amazing to think that for the past 9 + months, they have been on the wing ... constantly.
No danger then of it having sore feet!
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