Apus apus (Common swift) video

More detailed notes on swift activity are in the 2017 Swift diary.

Activity in camera boxes 2017 (prediction in red italic). See all years here
2017#1May-6May-15May-22May-25-Jun-14Jul-262nd egg probably infertile

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

This is nestbox #1 in which swifts have raised young in each year from 2012 to 2016.

In 2017, the first swift returned on 2017-May-6, and was joined by a second on 2017-May-15. A first egg was laid on 2017-May-22, and a second on 2017-May-25. The first chick hatched on 2017-Jun-14.

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

This is nestbox #4 in which swifts raised young in each year from 2014 to 2016.

In 2017, the first swift returned on 2017-May-5, and was joined by a second on 2017-May-9. A first egg was laid on 2017-May-18, a second on 2017-May-20, and a third on 2017-May-22. At least 2 chicks hatched on 2017-Jun-8, and the 3rd soon after. Fledging predicted around 2017-Jul-20.

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


I don't guarantee that the video will remain online, or will be working at any given time. I have limited the number of people who can view at the same time, so try later if it doesn't work. I have also limited how long you can watch for - should be about 5 minutes, after which it will stop updating. You can stop and start again to watch more, but 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. Hitting ? (while over the video) will display keyboard commands. Clicking the video will pause or re-start it.

There should be audio as well as video. You might need Flash Player installed in your browser, although the browser might be able to play the HTML5 video without it.

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Author: Clarke Brunt (clarke.brunt@viridis.net)
Last modified: 24th June 2017