Tuesday, 25 August 2015

More about those Swifts

There was quite a big movement of Swifts over the weekend from Scandinavia many large groups were seen over the UK moving south. I had a group of 12+ over the house yesterday (Sunday) they fed with the Martins over the nearby woods for a while before continuing south. My last Swift youngster fledged this afternoon after 49 days the other left at 46 days (in the dark) 42 days is more the norm perhaps the weather had an adverse effect ?. The parent birds also appear to have left as they failed to return tonight There was also a big movement of Swallows on Saturday many left the area.

Tony Clark

Tony shedding some light on the weekend's passage of Swifts.