Swift still here

We have Swifts that nest each year under the roof, but this year there is one still flying in and out when all the rest have gone.  Do Swifts sometimes stay or has this one been left behind and possibly in trouble?

  • DaisyM said:

    We have Swifts that nest each year under the roof, but this year there is one still flying in and out when all the rest have gone.  Do Swifts sometimes stay or has this one been left behind and possibly in trouble?

    I'm not able to answer your query, other than to say I've just seen a swift here, and I'm located to the east of Birmingham, that is my first sighting since 4th August, which is around the time I'd expect them to migrate, though the weather here has been far from insect friendly, so I'm totally surprised to have seen one.

    As it is flying, I'm tempted to think it is ok, and just building up the energy to start that long haul south.

    If I'm wrong, I'm sure, and I hope, someone will correct me.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • I saw a couple when I was driving home from work both yesterday and today (in Dorset), but I'm not expert enough to know when they usually depart from here
  • We had 2 over today here in N Yorkshire

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • and 3 spotted over Cheshire a couple of days ago !! the stragglers should be leaving any day now.

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