bird behaviour, Swift diary 2011

Partial albino Swift returns- 11th May

Our partial albino Swift returned on the evening of 11th May at 7.50pm. It promptly settled and stayed quietly in the box for over thirteen hours. A rest after arrival from Africa. It arrived with a large number of Swifts who travelled into Britain on warm south westerly winds on the south side of a low pressure system. This Swift has been visiting our house since at least 2010, breeding for the first time last year. This year I have added a camera to obtain these images of this very distinctive Swift.

Patial albino Swift in nestbox- 11th May
Partial albino Swift in nestbox- 11th May

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