bird behaviour, SWIFT DIARY 2013

Swift news

Around 9th June our partial albino male swift went missing, presumed dead. He left two eggs and a mate who soon stopped incubation duties. Three days ago she attracted another mate and the eggs were moved out of the nest cup. The question is, will she have time to lay another clutch this summer?

One of the last images of our partial albino male swift, screaming at some potential rivals.
One of the last images of our partial albino male swift, screaming at some potential rivals.
New swift pair, one bird yawning showing the massive gape.
New swift pair, one bird yawning showing the massive gape.
Swift pair mutually preening each other- 15th June.
Swift pair mutually preening each other- 15th June.