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highest count of swifts this year in the last couple of days, totalling 12 birds now
`I wonder what effect these two consecutive soaking wet days will have on those swifts.
Small party seen daily, mornings and evenings.
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.
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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