Thursday 21 July 2016

Last night our pair in box 3 roosted again, along with the parent and the two swiftlets in box 2. We wonder how much longer the pair in box 3 will stay, since they are not on eggs, we expect them to leave at any time now and just hope that they intend to return next year.
This morning one of the swiftlets in box 2 decided to try out it's wings

Looking at box 2 this afternoon we noticed an infestation that wasn't there this morning. We don't know what it is, it looks like black beetles. We don't think they are flat flies because they are not moving very fast and seem to be the wrong shape.

 They are possibly some sort of dung beetle as they seem to be coming out of the faecaes lying on the floor of the box. If anyone has any idea what these are we'd love to know!


  1. it would help if you recorded on to a DVR and then on to your pc for uploading to youtube. I've never seen beetles in my swift boxes. Mark Northern Ireland

  2. Sorry Mark, I only have a digital pocket camera at the moment but thanks for the suggestion.