Apus apus (Common swift) video

Now offline for the 2022 season, as the birds have left.
More detailed notes on swift activity are in the 2022 Swift diary.
Here is a page with some explanation of how I do the video.

Activity in camera boxes 2022 (prediction in red italic). See all years here.
YearNestAdult1Adult2Egg1Egg2Egg3HatchFledge1Fledge2Fledge3Comments
2022#1May-8May-11May-23May-26May-28Jun-16Jul-26Jul-27Jul-29
2022#4May-10May-12May-25May-28May-30/31Jun-16Jul-26/27Jul-29Jul-29

Predicted dates above based on the average for previous nests with camera: last egg to hatching 19 days; hatching to first fledging 42 days.

Live video from some of Clarke Brunt's swift nestboxes. Click to start.
Please see the notes below.


Now offline for the 2022 season

This is nestbox #1 in which swifts raised young each year from 2012 to 2021.

In 2022, a first adult swift arrived on 2022-May-8, and was joined by a second on 2022-May-11. A first egg was laid on 2022-May-23, a second on 2022-May-26, and a third on 2022-May-28. The first egg hatched on 2022-Jun-16, a second the next day, and the third sometime later. The first young swift fledged on 2022-Jul-26, the second on 2022-Jul-27, and the third on 2022-Jul-29.

The static picture from 2015 shows two adult swifts and their three young.


Now offline for the 2022 season.

This is nestbox #4 in which swifts raised young each year from 2014 to 2021.

In 2022, a first adult swift arrived on 2022-May-10, and was joined by a second on 2022-May-12, though it wasn't until 2022-May-17 that a pair were at the nest overnight. A first egg was laid on 2022-May-25, a second on 2022-May-28, and a third on 2022-May-30/31. The first egg hatched on 2022-Jun-16, a second the next day, and the third a day or two after that. The first young swift fledged on 2022-Jul-26 or 27, the second and third both on 2022-Jul-29.

The static picture from 2016 shows both adult swifts at the nest.


Not online for the 2022 season.

This is 'starling' nestbox #sb2 in which swifts raised young each year from 2018 to 2021.

I haven't had video from this nest since 2019.

The static picture from 2018 shows two chicks in the nest. The live video view is looking directly downwards. The 'front' of the nestbox is to the left (as opposed to lower-right in the static image) and a piece of rough wood is fixed on this side from the floor up to the entrance hole which is just off the image at left. The swifts climb the wood to reach the hole. See here in the 2018 diary for a photo of the outside of the box, and a description of it.


Notes

I don't guarantee that the video will remain online, or will be working at any given time, so try later if it doesn't work. Please don't leave the live video running for extended periods, especially if you're not actually watching it. You can close it (and return to the static image) without leaving the page by clicking the [x] at top-right of the video, or by hitting 'q' (while over the video). Hit 'f' while over the video for full-screen, or use the icon. Clicking the video (or spacebar) will pause or re-start it.

There might be audio as well as video.


[ Clarke Brunt's Home Page | Animals | Swifts index | 2022 Swift diary ]

Author: Clarke Brunt (clarke.brunt@viridis.net)
Last modified: 5th August 2022