Swift nestlings- 15th July

Young Swifts- 15th July
Young Swifts- 15th July

The swifts are growing very well and being fed frequently despite the continued wet weather. Their wing and tail feathers are much shorter than the adults still. But these should grow rapidly now in time for their all important first flight in the last few days of July or the first few days of August. Once swifts fledge they are on their own, not returning to the nest site and finding food for themselves.

1 thought on “Swift nestlings- 15th July”

  1. I wonder whether the cold rainy weather will delay their flight this year? It seems a few birds have already become confused and started heading for their autumn grounds.

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