Wednesday, June 2, 2021

My wee colony is just a little more noisy this year!

This is the first year I've had two pairs of Swifts nesting in my Nest Boxes, so having 3 or 4 Swifts screaming over my garden is now a very welcome & regular occurrence. 😎

Three Swifts over my garden.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

YES .. my 2nd pair have returned to their chosen nest box!

This morning, I was delighted to be able to confirm that my 2nd pair of Swifts, which returned on May 10th have definitely taken up residence in the nest box they chose, after much deliberation, last year. 😎

So for the first time ever, it looks like I'll have two pairs of Swifts nesting here this year.
From 15 years of never even seeing a Swift around here, it is indeed a joy to now regularly have 4 flying around over my garden, screaming past my nest boxes & best of all, breeding in my nest boxes. 😎

If you haven't put boxes up yet on your own house, I'd highly recommend that you do so asap, for there is surely no more exciting bird to have as neighbours. 👍

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

10th May ~ all 4 Swifts are now home again!

 All 4 Swifts are now home again!

10th May

I was absolutely delighted to see that all four of my resident Swifts have now returned. 

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Swifts - in flight entertainment!


This is something you don't see every day.

On April 30th my first pair of Swifts returned.

Today I managed to capture them actually mating in flight, over my North Antrim garden.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

April 30th - Swifts home again.

 April 30th saw my original pair of Swifts arrive back here, in North Antrim. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

23rd May 2019

This new Swift came a banging on my nest boxes this morning, here in north Antrim, around 7.45am.

I hope it comes back again ... with a partner. 

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

19th May 2019

Delighted to have 3 Swifts screaming over my garden this morning ... first time this year.
I suspect it was my pair putting manners on a newcomer. 
They eventually saw it off but hopefully, like Arnie - it'll be back!

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