bird behaviour, Sketchbook, Swift diary 2011

Swift returns to nest site

A Swift returned at 1.06pm today and after two attempts in the very gusty and cool easterly breeze managed to enter one of last year’s nest sites. There can be no doubt from the confidence of this bird’s approach that it was one of the pair that nested there last year. The approach as always was fast and dramatic with air- braking in the very last fractions of a second before it entered the nest hole. Wonderful to have a Swift back under the eaves for the first time since August 7th 2010!

Swift studies- watercolour and crayon in sketchbook
Swift approaching nest site- watercolour and crayon in sketchbook

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