bird behaviour

Swifts receive their annual welcome in Jerusalem

The Swifts are back in the walls of Jerusalem where they have bred for hundreds of years. Swifts nesting further south arrive much earlier than those in the north. This short clip shows the annual welcoming ceremony which brings many people together to share the Swifts of Jerusalem. Click here.

Here in North Yorkshire we won’t be expecting the first Swifts until the last few days of April. I am already preparing, installing a camera into the nest box where this partial albino bird nested last year. I hope to be able to show the nesting progress of this bird  as the season unfolds.

Partial albino Swift- photo copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2011
Partial albino Swift- photo copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2011

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