Monday 19 August 2019

Postscript! We thought the adult pair in box 1 would be away shortly after their youngster left on the 13th August. Wrong, they are still here after five days on their own - looks like they like it here too much to leave yet!  Here they are in the nest last night:

Wonder how much longer they'll stay?

Wednesday 14 August 2019

A slight delay in reporting as we've been away for a week but our last remaining young swift finally fledged yesterday leaving just the parents to roost in box 1 last night. I expect they will be away today, so that’s it for this year. Here’s a final view of the two adults yesterday evening.

Here’s hoping our swifts all return next year…watch this space next May!

Thursday 1 August 2019

The last remaining youngster from box 3 fledged on 29th July but unexpectedly the lone adult was still in residence up to yesterday evening and roosted last night. We wonder if it will be on it's way today? The pair in box 1 are continuing to rear their youngster. We're not exactly sure when it will fledge as we were away when the egg hatched but it should be soon.