Some notes sent yesterday by Robert Hurrell...
25/07/2011 Plymouth: The single young swift fledged from our Plymouth camera monitored site today & one adult also departed the same day. The second adult returned to roost overnight but was in the nest on its own.
26/07/2011 Plymouth: Another ant mating day today and our remaining adult swift that left early (before 6am) did not return at the end of the day. This swift site is now vacated for 2011. About 12 Swift and 10 Black-headed and Herring gulls were visible hunting for ants around at various heights over the Peverell area, with a soaring Sparrowhawk visible even higher up. Other signs of likely bird movement today included a Goldcrest and a Mistle Thrush overflying the garden about 6.30am (the first since the winter).
26/07/2011 Plymouth Sound: 2 Sandwich Tern, 10+ Swift