Friday 15 June 2018
Not much has happened since my last post, we still have just the two pairs in box 1 and box 3, both are sitting on eggs. We have worked out that the first ones should be due to hatch around about the 18th July. Sadly too late for the impending visit from swift expert Dick Newell who is giving a talk on swifts at Cley NWT Visitor Centre, followed by a guided walk tomorrow to look at local swift nesting sites - our swift monitor is on the route. I was hoping that we might have at least some first year birds inspecting our boxes in anticipation for next year but this hasn't happened yet, in fact we are seeing very few swifts at all apart from our own. So we shan't have much to show our visitors but hopefully they'll be impressed with our breeding pairs!