Sunday, 22 August 2021

Our young swift finally fledged sometime during the day on the 18th August. During the three nights previous to this, the 15th, 16th and 17th it was accompanied at roost by one parent only. Then on the nights of the 18th and 19th August a single adult returned to roost but there was no further sign of the juvenile. So that's it folks until next year hopefully! Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you and our swifts again next May.

 

 

 


Sunday, 8 August 2021

 Our young swift and the parents are still with us but it won’t be long before they all depart. Here is a video taken this morning of the youngster doing it’s press ups ready for the big launch.


Sunday, 1 August 2021

 Here’s the latest video of our young swift, looking very well and finding the view from the entrance interesting. Won’t be long before he/she fledges now! There have been no further flyby’s by prospecting parties so it looks like our little family is all alone now.

 


 

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

 Here’s the lastest video of our young swift in Box 3. And at last we’ve also had a group of up to five swifts prospecting around the house…but none have entered the boxes as yet. Let's hope some like what they see!




Friday, 23 July 2021

Here’s the latest video of our single swift chick. It seems to be coming on well now. Still no takers for any of the other boxes, in fact not even any prospectors around here at all, If none return next year I  onder if this will be our last year? 




Saturday, 10 July 2021

The egg which was out of the nest has disappeared. But we now have a chick which arrived some time this morning;  here is a video of it with the parent which has just come in. Parent seems more interested in grooming the youngster despite it begging for food, but eventually it does give it something, although not much by the looks of it. 




Wednesday, 7 July 2021

It’s bad news, unfortunately one of the eggs has rolled…or been thrown out, of the nest. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This happened a few days ago and we’ve been unable to get it back into the nest as one of the adults is there all the time. We know there were two eggs in the nest – could this be a third one? We’ve been unable to see the remaining eggs in the nest as yet due to the incubating parent. So here’s hoping that there are still two eggs which should hopefully be hatching shortly.