Friday, 27 April 2012

Plymouth

Observations: Plymouth 27/04/2012 07.45
One of our pair of Swifts was back on the IR camera monitored nest site at Peverell early this morning. By many days the earliest return date we have ever seen. It was very keenly preening all over and doing various wing stretches, including the high wing stretch. How long will we have to wait for the other half of the pair to return?
It's well worth keen swift watchers checking out any larger colonies of swift sites they know towards dusk as there may be other early returnees back on their nesting sites

[Robert Hurrell]