Now offline for the 2018 season, as the birds have left.
More detailed notes on swift activity are in the 2018 Swift diary.
Here is a page with some explanation of how I do the video.
|2018||#4||May-18||May-23||May-31||Jun-2||Jun-4||Jun-20||Jul-30||Jul-31||-||2 chicks. One egg didn't hatch.|
Live video from some of Clarke Brunt's swift nestboxes. Click to start. If the video dooesn't work
on your particular device/browser, then try this version instead.
Please see the notes below.
This is nestbox #1 in which swifts have raised young in each year from 2012 to 2017.
In 2018, the first swift returned on 2018-May-7, and was joined by a second on 2018-May-8. A first egg was laid on 2018-May-18, and a second on 2018-May-21. The first chick hatched on 2018-Jun-9, with the second the next day. The 2 chicks fledged on 2018-Jul-22 and 2018-Jul-23.
The static picture from 2015 shows two adult swifts and their three young.
This is gable-end/loft nestbox #g3 in which swifts first raised young in 2016. See here for the story of the installation of these boxes.
In 2018, there was a pair of swifts staying overnight by 2018-May-14. A first egg was laid on 2018-May-20, a second on 2018-May-22, and a third on 2018-May-24. The first chick hatched on 2018-Jun-10, the second the next day, and the third the day after that. The last of the 3 chicks fledged on 2018-Jul-23.
The static picture from 2017 shows an adult swift feeding two chicks.
This is nestbox #4 in which swifts raised young in each year from 2014 to 2017.
In 2018, the first swift returned on 2018-May-18, and was joined by a second on 2018-May-23. A first egg was laid on 2018-May-31, a second on 2018-Jun-2, and a third on 2018-Jun-4. The first chick hatched on 2018-Jun-20, and the second the next day. The other egg didn't hatch. The 2 chicks fledged on 2018-Jul-30 and 2018-Jul-31.
The static picture from 2016 shows both adult swifts at the nest.
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