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  • eddybayton
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    highest count of swifts this year in the last couple of days, totalling 12 birds now

    Dan Trainor
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    `I wonder what effect these two consecutive soaking wet days will have on those swifts.

    stephen wallis
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    Skerton Mainway.
    Small party seen daily, mornings and evenings.

    Alasdair
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    Swifts will fly hundreds of miles to avoid bad weather so they can keep feeding. Chicks go into a torpor while parents are away, lowering their body temp from 105 to 70. Amazing birds. Log then on swiftmapper.org.uk if you have a chance.

    marktoogood
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    Lucky enough to see some aerial mating today. I wondered why a swift was plummeting over Dalton Rd. 25ft later 2 split apart…

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