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Freehold swifts

Posted by eddybayton 
Freehold swifts
August 08, 2018 09:03PM
Just the 4 birds tonight with an extensive observation between 8pm and 9.30pm .... one of the four birds is roosting next door so that obs will be easier. The other 3 birds appeared to be from other Lancaster colonies and disappeared N or W .

The Oxford Museum data implies most of this years crop have now fledged and gone, they don't record sunset flying behaviour which is a pity. It is a great guideline to colony behaviour. They have a handful of nests left with departure expected soon from them all .... the late eggs reported earlier are apparently unattended and abandoned.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2018 09:07PM by eddybayton.
Re: Freehold swifts
August 10, 2018 07:59AM
...and 3 birds touring Freehold between 8.15 and 8.40pm last night....Thurs 9th
Re: Freehold swifts
August 11, 2018 09:54PM
Friday 10th August 3 birds very distant over the City or even towards the Marsh. nothing over Freehold. Sat 11th...nothing at all in very difficult wet overcast conditions where light became a factor at 6pm.
Re: Freehold swifts
August 12, 2018 12:46PM
Single swift at Leighton Moss on Sat evening and one again on Sunday (12th).
Re: Freehold swifts
August 12, 2018 07:54PM
1 swift over Fairfield this eve.
Re: Freehold swifts, jackdaws
August 13, 2018 07:44PM
1 rather unexpected swift over Windermere/Grasmere Road, Freehold and in to nest at 8.23 tonight. In clear sky conditions 8.10 to 8.40 is the time to watch for a late nesting return.

At 8.30pm the Freehold jackdaw armada launched for their evening 'what the hell' sortie giving an entertaining paired display of the area before settling down to the rooftops again. Around 35-40 birds.
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