Swift Diary 2014
     
                 left - gable boxes, middle - under eave boxes, right - under eave back

 

       gable nest boxes    
  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1 fledged - time 2 fledged - time 3 fledged - time
box 1 6/5 11/5 20/5 22/5   9/6 failed   19/7 - 14.15    
box 2                      
box 3                      
box 4                      
box 5 2/5 17/5 23/5 25/5   ? 18/6   28/7 - 10.40 28/7 - 11.20  
box 6                      
box 7 7/5 12/5 21/5 23/5   9/6 ?   20/7 22/7 - 09.17  
box 8 3/5 4/5 14/8 16/5 18/5 4/6 4/6 ?

12/7 - 13.30

14/7 - 12.28 16/7 - 13.07
box 9                      
box 10                      
box 11                      
 
under eave nest boxes - front of house
  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1 fledged - time 2 fledged - time 3 fledged - time
u-box1                      
u-box2                      
u-box3                      
u-box4                      
u-box5                      
u-box6                      
u-box7                      
u-box8                      
u-box9 6/5 8/5 21/5 23/5 25/5 10/6 11/6   21/7 - 08.43 23/7  
under eave nest boxes - back of house
  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1 fledged - time 2 fledged - time 3 fledged - time
b-box1 19/5 19/5 30/5 1/6 3/6 19/6     31/7 - 10.28 31/7 - 21.28  
b-box2                      
b-box3                      
 
2014 Observations
(bracketed dates are from previous seasons)
 
all videos can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/user/sandersii/videos

 

April 16th
a swift arrives at a colony in Crumlin, N Ireland

 

April 19th
2 swifts at Oxford Island nature reserve - James O'Neill (16/4/13)

 

April 20th
7 swifts at Oxford Island nature reserve.
 
April 21st
1 swift seen over a colony in Stranmillis, Belfast
 
April 27th
c.20 swifts at Oxford Island nature reserve
 
May 1st
swifts seen in Maguirebridge, Cookstown and Armagh
 
May 2nd
two screamers fly by the gable boxes (27/4/13), (3/5/12), (1/5/11), (23/4/10)
Box 5 first bird back at 20.50 (7/5/13), (10/5/12), (5/5/11), (16/5/10)
 
May 3rd
0800 two screaming swifts at the gable
Box 8 at 18.30 the first bird is back and stays for 15 minutes (12/5/13), (10/5/12), (5/5/11), (16/5/10), (8/6/09)      
Box 5 lone swift in again for the night at
Box 8 a swift back at 19.55 and stays for approx 30 minutes
Box 8 a swift back at 21.10
 
May 4th
Box 8 - second bird is back at 12.00 but doesn't came back to roost over night (12/5/13), (11/5/12), (10/5/11), (16/5/10), (8/6/09)
 
May 5th
Box 8 - first feather brought in
5 swifts present this evening
 
May 6th
Box 6 - a swift arrived at 19.50 to ?shelter from heavy rain. It left at 20.15
Box 5 - at 20.20 a swift arrived. Is this the one that was just in box 6? Did it make a mistake during heavy rain and high wind and enter the wrong box?
Box 1 - at 21.12 the first bird has arrived back (7/5/13), (10/5/12), (6/5/11), (3/5/10)
u-box 9 - the first bird is back 25 days earlier than last year (31/5/13), (29/6/12)
 
May 7th
Box 7 - first swift is back at 21.00 (7/5/13), (12/5/12), (3/5/11), (3/5/10), (6/5/09)
 
May 8th
u-box 9 - the second bird arrived at 1310 (31/5/13)
Box 9 - a swift arrives at 14.20 - previously unused box - and stayed 10 minutes
 
May 9th
u-box7 - a swift arrives and stays for 20 minutes
Box 1 - this box hasn't been used for two days but at 19.20 a nervous swift arrives in the box and stays until 20.25 It did come back in to roost over night
 
May 10th
people bring me a grounded swift. Its cold and weighs only 36g.
u-box 3 - a swift enters to spend the night but leaves again in the dark at 22.06
Box 1 - a swift enters at 21.50 but does not go to the nest. Its takes 1.5 hours for both birds to be comfortable with each other (12/5/13), (10/5/12), (6/5/11), (3/5/10)
u-box 9 - only one swift came home tonight. The grounded swift could be one of mine
 
May 11th
u-box 9 - at 0645 the swift left the nest but two swifts arrive at 07.20 The grounded swift isn't one of mine
Box 1 - no fighting. One left at 07.30 and the other at 09.30
Box 2 - at 17.00 a swift arrived but stayed under the starling baffle before backing out
Box 2 - at 21.40 a swift entered and stayed for 10 minutes before leaving and spending 15 minutes trying to enter other boxes. It finally went in to box 1
 
May 12th
Box 7 - 2140 a swift arrives and about a minute later another enters. They fight a little but by 2155 they are both on the nest (10/5/13), (12/5/12), (13/5/12), (6/5/10), (9/5/09)

 

May 13th
u-box 5 - a swift arrived at 10.30 and stayed for 20 minutes
u-box 4 - 13.02 a swift entered and stayed for 10 minutes
u-box 5 - 13.14 a swift enters and leaves at 13.20
u-box 1 - at 13.30 a swift enters and leaves at 13.32
u-box 8 - at 20.50 a swift enters and leaves at 211.6
 
May 14th
Box 8 - first egg. 10 days back together
u-box 4 - a swift arrived at 11.06 and left at 11.14
u-box 9 - at 17.11 a swift arrives and another arrives at 17.24. There is an immediate fight. At 17.29 a third swift arrives and it is attacked by one of the first two. I separate them at 19.00 and mark one with tipex
u-box 4 - at 19.47 the tipex marked bird arrived and left at 20.40
u-box 6 - at 21.40 tipex arrived and stayed in the box over night
 
May 15th
u-box 6 - tipex left at 05.10
u-box 5 - tipex arrived at 05.26 and left at 06.34
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 07.43 and left at 08.15
u-box 5 - tipex arrived at 08.18 and left at 08.22
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 16.02 and left at 16.26
Box 7 - at 16.15 an intruder tried to enter
Box 7 - at 17.25 an intruder, not tipex, tried to enter
u-box 6 - tipex arrived at 20.19 and left at 20.45
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 21.18 and left at 21.28
u-box 5 - tipex arrived at 21.48
 
May 16th
u-box 5 - tipex left at 05.20
u-box 6 - tipex arrived at 05.37 and left at 06.12
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 21.33
 
May 17th
u-box 5 - tipex arrived at 16.13 and left at 17.03
box 5 - second bird arrived at 17.45 (unknown in '13), (15/5/12), (7/5/11), (21/5/10), (unknown '09)
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 21.04
 
May 18th
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 15.27 and left at 16.10
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 18.34
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 20.20
 
May 19th
u-box 1 - tipex arrived at 15.51 and left at 16.17
Since arriving this swift has been in every under eave nest box except box 2. This is the bird I marked after fighting in box 9 www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RW3R4mDhRo

 

u-box 2 - tipex arrived and 16.57 and left at 16.59
u-box back 1 - both birds have just arrived back from Africa at 21.13 and 21.15 (5/6/13) (11/6/13) www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YgtERQ3754
u-box 4 - tipex arrived at 21.45 with a possible mate following but it didn't follow in to the box
 
May 20th
box 1 - first egg 9 days back together (8/6/13)
box 6 - 15.00 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.20
 
May 21st
u-box 9 - first egg 13 days back together (8/6/13)
box 7 - first egg 9 days back together
 
from 21.15 to 22.00 there were as many swifts around the house as were in boxes. Multiple attempts to enter occupied and unoccupied nest boxes on the gable.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9crIH12vis
 
May 23rd
box 7 - second egg
u-box 9 - second egg
 
May 27th
box 5 -  first egg 10 days back together

 

u-box 4 - 10.37 tipex arrives and leaves at 10.40
u-box back 1 - 10.46 tipex arrives and leaves at 10.48. This box is occupied already http://youtu.be/TENfc8BChw8
box 9 - 10.50 tipex arrives in gable box 9 and stays for 50 seconds http://youtu.be/aJZr6nPqzP4
u-box back 1 - nest building has started http://youtu.be/7yk67dQFrR0
 
May 30th
u-box back 1 - first egg laid. Non breeders in 2013 http://youtu.be/-rQE76MjGNQ egg visible at 1 min 25 secs
 
nervous swifts are slow to move around the nest box and may climb the walls. Confident swifts go straight to the nest hollow
 
May 31st
u-box 4 - 08.12 tipex has attracted a mate. 22 days back in N Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMnvWDELyfU
u-box 5 - 09.24 a new swift arrives and stays inside until 09.56 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYHZKO7rV7A
u-box 4 - 09.59 tipex arrives with a mate again. Tipex leaves at 10.51 and the mate at 10.55
u-box 6 - 11.11 a swift enters and leaves at 11.21
u-box 5 - 11.37 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.40
u-box 7 - a swift enters at 13.53
gable box 7 - 14.20 tipex enters an already occupied nest box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7adKPuHyP8
u-box 6 - 14.30 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 14.57
u-box 6 - 15.14 a swift enters and leaves at 15.22
u-box 7 - 15.27 a swift enters and leaves at 15.34
u-box 8 - 20.16 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 20.27
 
22.05 a lone swift tries to enter many under eave nest boxes
 
June 1st
u-box 7 - 05.34 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 07.06
u-box 4 - 07.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.15
u-box 7 - 07.17 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 07.18
u-box 5 - 09.51 tipex is followed in to the box by another swift. Tipex leaves at 10.47. The other swift leaves at 12.11
u-box 6 - 11.15 tipex arrives and leaves at 12.07
 
u-box back 1 - second egg laid
 
u-box 4 - 18.34 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 18.45
u-box 4 - 20.45 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 18.45
u-box 5 - 22.01 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 22.55 in the dark http://youtu.be/SVPFzeWCnB4
 
June 2nd
u-box 4 - 08.58 a confident swift arrives and leaves at 10.09
u-box 5 - 11.05 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 11.10
u-box 4 - 18.34 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 18.45
u-box 4 - 11.12 tipex and mate arrive together. Tipex leaves at 11.40 and the mate at 11.58
u-box 1 - tipex arrives at 12.00 and leaves at 12.11
u-box 6 - 12.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.08
u-box 4 - 12.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.13
u-box 1 - 12.31 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 12.32
u-box 2 - 12.39 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.46
u-box 3 - 13.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.08
u-box 1 - 14.11 tipex arrives and leaves at 14.21
u-box 1 - 14.39 a nervous swift arrives. At 14.43 tipex arrives and leaves at 15.00 after some fighting between the two. The mate leaves at 15.14
u-box 2 - 16.52 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.14
u-box 1 - 20.58 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.17
u-box 5 - 20.59 tipex arrives
u-box 6 - 21.47 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.06
 
June 3rd
u-box 1 - 06.41 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.08
u-box 1 - 07.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.13
u-box 5 - 07.28 tipex arrives arrives and leaves at 07.54.25
u-box 3 - 07.54.36 tipex arrives and leaves at 08.23
u-box 1 - 08.39 a swift arrives. At 08.40 tipex arrives. Both leave at 09.42
u-box 1 - 10.29 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.42
u-box 1 - 10.47 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 10.55
u-box 1 - 11.00 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 11.03
u-box 1 - 11.45 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.49
u-box 1 - 13.08 tipex arrives and leaves at 13.25
u-box 4 - 13.09 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.11
u-box 6 - 13.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.15
u-box 4 - 13.17 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.20
u-box 4 - 13.21 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.22
u-box 4 - 13.25 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.26.18
u-box 4 - 13.26.42 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.27.44
u-box 7 - 13.31 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.42
 
u-box back 1 - eggs unattended for 55 minutes from 18.40 to 19.34. This bird incubates by itself until 21.34
 
u-box 4 - 22.05 tipex and his mate arrive
 
June 4th
box 8 - two chicks
u-box 1 - 06.31 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.13
u-box 3 - 07.17 tipex arrives and leaves at 09.03
u-box 2 - 11.32 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.42
box 11 - 11.40 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.42 http://youtu.be/wDxt4kvqO-M
u-box 1 - 11.45 a swift arrives and leaves after 45 seconds
u-box 1 - 11.46 tipex arrives and leaves at 12.02
 
good activity from bangers at 11.45 with some looking in to boxes but not entering gable and under eave nest boxes

 

u-box 1 - 12.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.30
box 8 - 12.35 an intruder enters and stays for approximately 10 minutes http://youtu.be/YP7xbUGFZv8 http://youtu.be/9xwTEr4L5oM
u-box 1 - 14.34 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.46
 
u-box back 1 - eggs unattended for 57 minutes from 20.43 to 21.40.

 

u-box 3 - 22.06 tipex arrives
u-box 6 - 22.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.18
u-box 1 - 22.18 a swift arrives. Just before entering this nest box the swift attempted to enter a gable nest box
 
June 5th
06.47
tipex is in u-box 5. It leaves at 07.01
a swift is in u-box 1 and leaves at 08.14
u-box 4 - 08.47 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.00
u-box 1 - 09.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.01
u-box 1 - 10.24 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.27
u-box 5 - 10.28 tipex and the mate arrive and leave at 10.57.28
u-box 1 - 10.57.38 tipex and the mate arrive. They leave at 11.43
u-box 3 - 13.03 a tipex arrives and leaves at 14.23
u-box 2 - 14.26 tipex and mate arrive and leaves at 15.00
u-box 6 - 22.07 tipex arrives and leaves at 04.54
u-box 1 - 22.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 04.08
 
u-box back 1 - one of the pair goes out at 22.29 and returns at 22.34
 
June 6th
u-box 3 - 04.48 tipex and mate arrive and leave at 06.43
u-box 1 - 07.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.42
u-box 1 - 07.44 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.47
u-box 1 - 08.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.01
u-box 1 - 09.29 tipex arrives and leaves at 09.50
u-box 4 - 09.55 tipex and mate arrive and leave at 10.06
u-box 1 - 09.55 tipex and mate arrive and leave at 11.00
u-box 2 - 11.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.07
u-box 4 - 11.26 a swift arrives with a feather and leaves at 11.51
u-box 1 - 11.43 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.46
 
two unmarked swifts in different under eave boxes at the same time
 
box 3 - 11.20 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.22
box 3 - 11.40 tipex arrives. Screams at bangers! Leaves at 11.45
u-box 5 - 12.42 a swift arrives
u-box 5 - 12.48 tipex arrives
u-box 5 - both leave at 13.38
u-box 4 - 22.14 tipex arrives and leaves at 22.22
u-box 1 - 22.15 a swift arrives

 

what time do swifts leave in the morning after roosting in their nest boxes? Sunrise is 04.51
04.08, 04.36, 04.49, 04.54
 
how often do incubating birds change over? June 6th sunrise is 04.51
u-box 9 - 04.49 first leaves, 05.37 but incubating bird doesn't get off until 06.03 and leaves at 06.11, 07.14, 08.07, 09.14, 09.36, 10.18, 12.40, 14.21 but doesn't leave to 14.41, 16.23, 18.54, 20.45, 21.34, 22.03 home for the night
u-box back 1 - 04.36 first leaves, 07.07, 07.57, 09.05, 09.46, 11.04, 11.55, 12.49, 13.52, 15.29, 17.03, 20.13, 21.31, 22.03, 22.16 home for the night
 
June 7th
up to 2pm all quiet due to heavy rain
u-box 4 - 17.17 a swift enters and leaves at 17.23
u-box 5 - 18.19 a swift arrives and leaves at 18.43
 
bangers 22.29 to 22.35 http://youtu.be/05WxuMkxZ2g
 
June 8th
u-box 4 - 10.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.13
Box 2 - at 10.15 tipex arrived and stayed until 11.00
 
June 9th
box 7 - first chick out
Box 2 - at 09.35 tipex arrived and left at 10.50
u-box 2 - 10.42 a swift arrives and left at 10.54
Box 2 - at 10.55 tipex arrived and left at 11.04
Box 2 - at 10.55 tipex arrived and left 11.43
u-box 4 - 11.11 a swift enters and left at 11.26
Box 8 - have stopped brooding the chicks during the day
Box 2 - at 12.20 tipex arrived and left at 12.25
Box 2 - at 12.28 tipex arrived and left at 12.29
u-box 3 - 12.03 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.10
u-box 2 - 12.14 a swift arrives and left at 12.19
u-box 2 - 10.42 a swift arrives and left at
 
June 10th
u-box 9 - first chick hatched
Box 2 - at 10.55 tipex arrived and left at 11.15
Box 2 - at 11.40 tipex arrived and left at 11.45
u-box 3 - 11.42 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.15

 

June 11th
u-box 9 - second chick hatched
u-box 2 - 09.37 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.45
box 2 - 13.15 tipex arrives and leaves at 13.40
box 2 - 14.45 tipex arrives and leaves at 15.30
 
June 12th
box 2 - 07.00 tipex arrives and leaves at 08.15
u-box 1 - 08.14 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.31
u-box 1 - 08.51 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.11
box 3 - 08.55 tipex arrives and leaves at 09.05
box 6 - 09.06 a swift makes a mistake due to feathers blocking its eyes
box 2 - 09.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.45
u-box 2 - 10.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.30
u-box 2 - 10.34 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.43
u-box 1 - 10.49 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.02
box 3 - 12.10 tipex arrives and leaves at 12.30
box 2 - 12.55 tipex arrives and leaves at 13.10
u-box 1 - 14.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.35
box 6 - 14.40 tipex arrives and leaves at 15.25
u-box 1 - 16.41 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.50
box 6 - 14.40 tipex arrives and leaves at 13.10
box 2 - 16.40 tipex arrives and leaves at 16.50
box 6 - 17.50 tipex arrives and leaves at 18.00
box 3 - 19.15 tipex arrives and leaves at 19.25
box 2 - 22.35 tipex arrives and leaves at 23.15!!
 
June 13th
box 2 - tipex and a new mate http://youtu.be/WmmypEYPvp0 they were in the box from before 08.30 until 11.40
u-box 9 - 3 and 2 day old chicks being fed http://youtu.be/iCcn0qSbnkQ
box 6 - 13.10 tipex arrives and leaves at 13.45
box 2 - 15.15 a swift enters and leaves at 15.25
box 3 - 15.28 tipex arrives and has a brief fight with a swift that arrives at 15.45. Tipex leaves at 16.00 http://youtu.be/vIPvlsZuSiM
box 6 - 16.50 tipex arrives and leaves at 17.00
box 2 - 19.15 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 19.23
box 2 - 19.40 tipex arrives and leaves at 19.53
box 2 - 22.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.38
 
June 14th
box 2 - 09.15 a swift enters and leaves at 09.55
box 2 - 10.35 a swift enters and leaves at 10.45
box 2 - 12.10 swift enters and leaves at 12.20
box 6 - 12.10 tipex enters and leaves at 12.20
box 9 - 12.22 tipex enters and leaves at 12.24
box 6 - 12.10 a swift enters and leaves at 12.42
box 2 - 14.35 swift enters and leaves at 14.40
box 6 - 14.44 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 14.54
 
June 15th
box 3 - 09.30 a swift enters and leaves at 09.40
box 6 - 09.45 tipex arrives followed by another swift about a minute later. Tipex leaves at 10.10 and the other at 10.20 http://youtu.be/dVtqO3Fv4Ds
box 6 - 11.25 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 11.39
box 9 - 11.34 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.36
box 6 - 12.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.45
box 6 - 14.35 a swift arrives. Tipex enters at 14.40. Both leave at 14.50
 
June 16th
box 6 - 08.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.42
box 6 - 09.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.05
box 6 - 10.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.05
box 6 - 12.10 tipex enters and leaves at 12.15
box 6 - 12.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.25
box 2 - 12.55 a swift enters and leaves within 30 seconds
box 6 - 14.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.00
box 6 - 16.31 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.38
bangers discovered the under eave boxes at the back http://youtu.be/09Zeje6wtBs
box 6 - 16.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.48
box 3 - 17.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.08
 
June 17th
box 4 - 11.50 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 12.45
box 6 - 12.55 a swift arrives. Tipex arrives at 13.00 but doesnt interact with the first swift. Both leave at 13.32
box 9 - 13.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.50
box 9 - 14.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.30
box 3 - 14.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.54
box 4 - 14.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.02
box 6 - 14.59 tipex arrives and leaves at 15.02
box 9 - 15.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.40
box 9 - 16.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.50
box 4 - 17.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 18.01
 
June 18th
fight in box 5 going on from before 08.30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDl1d1oO4ek separated at 10.45
box 9 - 10.40 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 10.55
box 2 - 10.50 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.00
box 9 - 12.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.33
box 5 - 14.15 another fight
box 2 - 15.03 tipex arrives and leaves at 14.20

 

tipex head lives in box 5 and tipex rump lives in box 7
 
June 19th
box 9 - 08.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.17
box 9 - 09.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.24
box 2 - 09.25 tipex arrives and leaves at 09.58
box 4 - 09.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.30
box 6 - 11.02 tipex and another swift arrive. Both left at 12.28
u-box back 1 - first chicks are out http://youtu.be/HBI-NcAFbqs
 
June 20th
box 9 - a swift has been inside from before 07.00 to 08.43
box 6 - 09.32 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.44
box 9 - 10.03 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 10.09
box 9 - 10.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.48
box 2 - 10.45 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.41
box 6 - 11.02 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.06
activity at the gable and under eave boxes http://youtu.be/e4eB77-s960, http://youtu.be/PaLfIyhve1Q, http://youtu.be/iX_FwH9j5Cw
box 9 - 11.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.55
box 9 - 12.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.50
box 9 - 12.57 a swift arrives followed by tipex. Both left at 13.22
box 6 - 14.25 a swift arrives and leaves very quickly
box 6 - 14.26 a swift arrives and leaves very quickly
box 2 - 14.33 tipex arrives and leaves at 14.49
box 9 - 16.59 a swift arrives followed by tipex. Both left at 17.21
 
June 21st
box 6 - 09.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.33
box 9 - 09.38 a swift arrives followed by tipex. Tipex left at 11.25. The other left at 11.50
box 2 - 11.48 tipex arrives and left at 12.26
box 9 - 13.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.12
 
June 22nd
screaming swifts since around 05.30 http://youtu.be/lYAXrGRbaSg
cameras on at 07.30 and single swifts are in boxes 2, 4 and 9
box 9 - leaves at 07.32
box 2 - leaves at 08.00
box 4 - 07.40 a nervous swift arrives leaves at 08.52 http://youtu.be/kNuB0i3Il5o
box 9 - 09.41 a swift arrives followed by tipex. Tipex leaves at 10.58 and the other at 11.17
box 2 - 11.17 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.18
box 9 - 22.33 a swift arrives and sleeps in the box over night
 
sunrise 04.48
feeding rates under eave box 9 - 3 11-day old chicks
1st leaves at 04.41 2nd 04.53. 05.19, 05.22, one broods, 06.12, one broods other leaves 06.21, other leaves 06.36, 06.54, 07.10, one broods leaves at 07.43, 07.55, 08.20 broods until 08.42, 09.03 stays to brood, 09.48 broods,
10.42 both leave 10.48, 11.26 broods, 11.39, 12.19, 12.26, 13.07 broods, 13.25, 14.34 broods, 14.45 broods until 15.01, 15.37 broods until 15.54, 16.07 broods until 16.18, 16.53 broods until 17.49, 17.51 broods until 18.06, 18.39 broods until 18.51, 19.49, 19.49 they stay until 19.56 and 19.59, 20.44 stays until 20.49, 21.22, 21.28, 22.00, 22.00, 22.20 both home for the night. 33 feeds in 17 hours
 
feeding rates under eave box 1 back - 2 3-day old chicks. One adult always stays
1st leaves at 04.44. 05.22, 05.57, 06.38, 07.13, one broods other leaves at 07.22, 07.57, 08.43, 09.26, 10.04, 10.30 one broods other leaves at 10.40, 11.20, 11.53, 12.30, 13.04, 14.40, 15.45, 16.48, 17.47, 18.43, 19.40, 20.18, 20.46, 21.43, 22.20, 22.40 home for the night 24 feeds in 17 hours
 
June 23rd
box 4 - 06.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.55
box 9 - 06.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.10
box 2 - 07.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.45
box 9 - 09.07 a swift arrives followed by tipex Both left at 08.50
box 6 - 09.05 a nervous swift arrives and leaves very quickly
box 9 - 09.11 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.17
box 9 - 09.18 a swift arrives and leaves very quickly
box 6 - 09.25 tipex arrives and leaves at 09.45
box 9 - 09.31 a swift arrives and goes straight out again
box 4 - 09.38 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.15
box 9 - 10.33 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.47
box 2 - 11.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.11
box 4 - 11.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.28
box 9 - 11.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.28
box 9 - 13.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.51
box 9 - 13.54 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.49 1 hour 55 minutes
box 6 - 13.55 a swift arrives and leaves immediately
box 9 - 13.58 tipex arrives and leaves at 14.49
box 9 - 22.32 a swift arrives and spends the night in the box
 
June 24th
screamers and bangers at 04.37
box 9 - 07.30 Tipex and mate from before the cameras are turned on. Both left at 08.45
box 2 - 09.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.13
box 9 - 09.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.13
box 9 - 09.22 a swift arrives with nest material and leaves at 09.42
box 9 - 12.33 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 13.10
box 9 - 13.36 a swift arrives with nest material and leaves at 13.40
 
June 25th
box 9 - 07.46 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.07
box 9 - 08.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.46
box 4 - 08.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.38
box 9 - 08.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.02
box 6 - 10.23 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.08
bangers at 11am http://youtu.be/TDXySeb4Rw4
box 9 - 12.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.55
box 6 - 12.43 tipex arrives and leaves at 12.57
box 9 - 13.03 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.08
box 9 - 13.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.12
box 9 - 13.18 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.46
box 6 - 13.27 tipex arrives and leaves at 13.53
box 9 - 13.56 Tipex and mate arrive and leaves at 13.46. Both leave at 14.10 http://youtu.be/T3kRsW8mM9M
box 6 - 13.27 tipex and ?mate arrive. Both leave at 15.33
box 9 - 15.34 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.42
box 9 - 21.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.42 and returns within 10 seconds, leaves very quickly and returns in under 60 seconds and leaves again
box 2 - 22.20 Tipex arrives and leaves at 22.27
box 6 - 22.31 tipex arrives and leaves at 22.50
box 9 - 22.31 a swift arrives and stays
 
June 26th
box 4 - 08.24 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.28
box 9 - 10.23 Tipex and mate arrive. Tipex leaves at 11.17. The other leaves at 11.27
box 6 - 11.27 tipex arrives and leaves at 11.57
box 2 - 12.42 Tipex arrives and leaves at 13.53
box 6 - 12.51 a swift arrives and leaves 13.45
box 9 - 13.06 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.16
box 6 - 13.26 tipex arrives and a fight starts. http://youtu.be/ieH01u-8j4Q  Tipex leaves very quickly
box 6 - 13.46 tipex arrives and leaves at 14.28
box 9 - 14.36 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.38
box 9 - 21.06 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.20
box 4 - 21.55 a swift arrives and stays over night
box 9 - 22.20 a swift arrives and stays over night
box 6 - 22.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.34
 
first time this year three singles have been in boxes at the same time
 
June 27th
gable boxes http://youtu.be/PtDw34Yoq68
box 4 - 10.23 a swift arrives. 10.49 another swift arrives. one left at 11.02 in a panic First time a pair have been in this box http://youtu.be/_hUnbkcVsL0 11.45 a second swift enters but leaves immediately
box 9 - 10.29 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.53
box 6 - 10.51 tipex arrives and stays to 11.40
box 9 - 11.41 one minute after leaving box 6 Tipex arrives with the mate. They leave at 15.33 after almost 4 hours in the nest box
box 4 - 11.45 a second swift enters but leaves immediately
box 4 - 11.47 a second swift enters http://youtu.be/xIeY7n_mU74 Both leave at 12.40
box 4 - 13.10 a swift arrives. 13.19 a second swift arrives. One leaves after bangers cause a fight between the two in the box. 13.34 the second swift leaves
box 4 - 13.52 a swift arrives. 14.12 a second swift arrives. 14.45 bangers cause a fight and one leaves http://youtu.be/j6t8rBx_t7E the other leaves at 15.37
box 4 - 16.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.59
box 4 - 22.14 a swift arrives. 22.26 a second swift arrives. Both stay over night
box 9 - 22.34 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.40
box 9 - 22.44 a swift arrives and stays over night
22.50 bangers at the gable
 
June 28th
box 4 - two swifts have been inside from before 6am. Both leave at 07.35
box 9 - Tipex and mate have been inside from before 6am. Both leave at 07.18
box 6 - 07.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.55
box 4 - 08.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.30
box 9 - 08.59 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.05
box 6 - 08.59 tipex arrives and leaves at 09.26
box 4 - 10.03 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 10.13. One leaves at 11.17 and comes straight in again. one leaves at 12.02and the other at 12.05
box 2 - 10.17 Tipex arrives and leaves at 10.36
box 9 - 10.43 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.50
box 2 - 10.49 Tipex arrives and leaves at 10.50
box 9 - 10.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.57
box 6 - 10.57 tipex arrives and leaves at 10.59
box 6 - 11.16 a swift arrives. 11.30 Tipex arrives. Both leave at 12.02
box 4 - 12.17 a swift arrives A second arrives at 12.24. Both leave at 12.29
box 6 - 12.17 tipex arrives and leaves at 12.29
box 4 - 12.33 a swift arrives. At 12.43 a second arrives. One leaves at 12.50 and the other at 12.56
box 4 - 13.10 two swifts arrive and leave at 13.27
box 4 - 13.28 a swift arrives. 13.32 a second swift arrives. They leave at 14.02 and 14.05
box 9 - 13.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.38
box 6 - 13.32 a breeder from box 7 arrives. 13.42 another swift arrives which causes a fight. The swift from box 7 wins and leaves 13.43
box 4 - 14.06 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.08
box 4 - 22.40 a swift arrives. 22.41 a second swift arrives
box 9 - 22.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.55
 
June 29th
box 8 - first chick off the nest, exploring and looking out
box 4 - two swifts inside from before 06.45 Both leave at 07.00
box 9 - two swifts inside from before 06.45. Both at 07.08
box 4 - 07.03 a swift arrives. 07.08 a second arrives. One leaves at 07.38. The other leaves at 08.23
box 2 - 07.18 Tipex arrives and leaves at 08.23
screamers and bangers http://youtu.be/jl9WIjPr-7s
box 3 - 07.45 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 08.25
box 4 - 09.22 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.26
box 4 - 09.50 two swifts arrive. Both leave at 10.20
box 4 - 10.31 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 10.37. Both leave at 11.14
box 2 - 10.42 Tipex arrives and leaves at 10.50
box 9 - 11.09 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.14
box 4 - 11.50 two swifts arrive. Both leave at 12.25
box 9 - 12.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.34
box 6 - 12.28 tipex arrives and leaves 12.34
box 2 - 14.08 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 14.15
box 4 - 20.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.08
box 4 - 21.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.04
box 4 - 22.30 a swift arrives. 22.40 a second arrives.
 
June 30th
box 8 - two chicks off the nest, exploring and looking out
box 4 - a swift has been in from before 06.15 06.17 a second swift arrives. One leaves at 07.07 and returns at 07.77. One leaves at 08.20 and the other at 08.45
box 6 - Tipex has been in from before 06.15 and leaves at 07.07. Returns at 07.18. A second arrives at 07.28. Both leave at 07.58
box 9 - 07.59 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.08
box 9 - 08.14 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.23
box 6 - 08.16 Tipex arrives and leaves at 08.58
box 4 - 09.45 two swifts arrive. One leaves at 10.24. The other leaves at 11.20
box 9 - 09.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.04
box 9 - 10.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.40
box 2 - 10.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.52
box 9 - 10.55 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 11.03
box 4 - 12.13 a swift arrives. 12.25 a second arrives. Both leave at 12.43
box 4 - 12.43 a swift arrives. 13.03 a second arrives. Both leave at 13.21
box 6 - 13.06 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.10
box 2 - 13.20 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.56
box 4 - 13.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.26
box 4 - 13.36 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 13.40. Both leave at 13.50
box 6 - 13.46 Tipex arrives and leaves at 13.50
box 2 - 13.51 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.58
box 4 - 13.57 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.58
box 6 - 13.58 Tipex arrives 13.59
box 6 - 15.32 a swift arrives and go back out again
box 9 - 15.38 a swift arrives and stays to 15.55
box 4 - 22.20 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 22.25. Both stay over night
 
July 1st
cameras on at 06.05
box 4 - pair of swifts inside. First leaves at 06.40. Returns at 07.00 Both leave at 07.40
box 6 - single swift inside. Leaves at 06.28
box 9 - single swift inside. Leaves at 06.50. Returns at 07.00, leaves at 07.50 returns at 08.05, leaves at 08.10
box 4 - 08.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.33
box 4 - 09.33 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.45, arrives at 09.47, leaves 09.52
box 6 - 09.33 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.35
box 9 - 10.07 a swift arrives. 10.15 tipex arrives and leaves at 10.38. The other leaves at 10.44
box 4 - 10.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.38
box 4 - 12.38 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.50
box 6 - 13.12 Tipex arrives and leaves at 13.17
box 9 - 13.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.14
box 4 - 13.13 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.17
box 6 - 13.57 Tipex arrives and leaves at 14.08
box 9 - 14.16 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.18
box 4 - 21.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.16
box 4 - 21.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.52
box 4 - 22.31 a swift arrives. 22.35 a second arrives. Both stay over night
 
July 2nd
box 4 - 08.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.37
box 4 - 08.42 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.02
box 4 - 09.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.58
box 4 - 10.00 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.13
box 4 - 10.38 a swift arrives. 10.40 a second arrives. Both leave at 11.20
box 9 - 10.42 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.16
box 4 - 15.12 a swift arrives. 15.17 a second arrives. Both leave at 16.28
box 4 - 19.50 a swift arrives with feathers. leaves at 20.20
 
July 3rd
box 9 - 10.17 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.04
box 4 - 10.26 a swift arrives with feathers. Leaves at 10.50
box 9 - 12.18 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.40
box 4 - 12.50 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 13.06 Both leave at 14.10
box 6 - 13.04 Tipex arrives and leaves at 13.10
box 9 - 13.14 Tipex arrives and leaves at 13.17
box 4 - 15.10 a swift arrives and leave at 15.26
box 4 - 15.40 a swift arrives and leave at and leaves at 15.56
box 9 - 17.53 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 18.30
box 4 - 20.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.05
box 4 - 22.17 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 22.20. They stay over night
 
July 4th
feeding rates on a wet windy day. Cameras on at 08.30
under eave box 9 - 09.03 stays to brood, 10.10 both leave, 11.54, 12.36, 14.58, 15.45
under eave box 1 - back - 09.17 stays to brood leaves 11.15, 11.32 broods, 12.00, 14.21 broods, 14.48, 16.09,  last checked 1600 when the sun came out

 

box 9 - 11.40 swift arrives with first feathers and leaves at 12.20
box 4 - 11.45 a swift arrives. 12.30 a second arrives. They leave at 13.00 and 13.04
box 4 - 15.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.50
box 4 - 16.04 a swift arrives. 16.20 a second arrives with feathers
box 9 - 16.43 swift arrives and leaves at 16.52. One left at 17.35 and the other at 17.50
box 6 - 16.46 Tipex arrives and leaves at 16.47
box 9 - 16.55 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 18.10
box 4 - 21.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.05
box 4 - 22.29 a swift arrives. 22.35 a second arrives. Both stay over night
box 9 - 22.40 a swift arrives and stays over night
 
July 5th
box 4 - 08.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.54
box 9 - 08.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.20
box 9 - 09.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.26
box 9 - 10.03 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.06
box 6 - 10.23 Tipex arrives and leaves at 10.34
box 4 - 10.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.47
box 4 - 10.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.25
box 4 - 12.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.13 when another/same comes in again and leaves at 12.20
box 9 - 12.16 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.46
box 4 - 13.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.24
box 4 - 22.16 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 22.24. They stay over night
 
July 6th
box 4 - 10.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.33
box 9 - 10.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.40
box 4 - 10.50 two swifts arrive. Both leave at 12.25
box 9 - 10.50 two swifts arrive. Both leave at 12.40
box 4 - 14.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.37
box 4 - 14.45 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 14.50
box 9 - 22.33 a swift arrives and stays over night
box 4 - 22.33 a swift arrives. 22.34 a second arrived. They stay in the box over night
 
June 7th
box 6 - 08.05 a swift is inside and leaves at 08.06
box 9 - 08.05 a swift is inside and leaves at 08.30
box 9 - 10.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.58
box 4 - 10.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.40
box 4 - 11.05 a swift arrives with feathers. 11.45 a second arrives. Both leave at 12.40
box 4 - 13.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.20
box 4 - 13.45 two swifts arrive and leave at 14.12
box 4 - 14.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.50
box 9 - 14.58 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.10
box 4 - the pair stay over night
box 9 - a lone swift stays over night
 
June 9th
cameras on late
box 9 - 0900 a swift is inside and leaves at 09.25
box 9 - 09.26 a swift arrives. Tipex arrives at 09.27. Both leave at 12.08
box 4 - 09.54 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 10.04
box 4 - 10.08 a swift arrives with feathers. 10.23  second arrives with feathers. Both leave at 11.28
box 4 - 11.59 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 12.15
box 4 - 13.20 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 14.05
box 4 - the pair stay over night
box 9 - a lone swift stays over night

 

June 10th
cameras on late
box 4 - 08.37 a swift is inside and leaves at 09.15
box 9 - 09.17 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 10.25
box 4 - 09.00 a swift arrives with feathers. 09.20 a second arrives. Both leave at 10.20
box 4 - 11.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.31
box 2 - 11.37 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 11.48
box 4 - 11.40 a swift and leaves at 11.48
box 4 - 11.50 a nervous swift arrives and leaves within a minute
box 2 - 11.57 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 12.04
box 6 - 12.30 Tipex arrives
box 6 - 13.20 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.29
box 4 - the pair stay over night
box 9 - a lone swift stays over night

 

 
nervous swifts entering nest boxes http://youtu.be/NjUI8CUI2ZU 
 
July 11th
cameras on late
box 4 - 08.20 a swift arrives. 08.30 a second arrives. Both leave at 09.04
under eave box 7 - 09.56 a nervous swift arrives and stays until 10.14
box 4 - 09.58 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 10.20
bangers this morning http://youtu.be/MVjT89kk45g http://youtu.be/rgVoANco7B8
box 9 - 10.00 Tipex arrives and leaves at 10.26
box 4 - 11.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.37
box 9 - 11.37 Tipex arrives and leaves at 11.50
box 9 - 11.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.58
box 4 - 22.02 a swift arrives. 22.05 a second arrives. They stay over night
box 9 - 22.20 a swift arrives and stays over night
 
July 12th
cameras on at 06.00
box 4 - two swifts inside. They leave at 06.15 and 06.30
box 4 - 09.25  a swift arrives and leaves at 10.07
box 9 - 09.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.05
box 9 - 11.40 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 13.05
box 4 - 12.05 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 12.10
box 4 - 12.24 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 12.50
box 8 - first chick fledged at 13.30 aged 38 days
box 4 - 14.00 a swift arrives. A second arrives at 14.10 with feathers
box 6 - 22.20 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 22.23
box 4 - 22.22 two swifts arrive and stay over night
box 9 - 22.21 a swift arrives. 22.24 Tipex arrives. The stay in the box over night
 
July 13th
box 9 - 08.34 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 11.20
box 9 - 13.18 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 13.29
box 9 - 14.55 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 15.28
box 9 - 22.24 a swift arrives and stays over night
box 4 - 22.26 two swifts arrive and stay over night
 
July 14th
box 8 - 2nd chick fledged at 12.28 aged 40 days http://youtu.be/QZFbJ5KLPrg
box 9 - 12.46 Tipex and mate arrive. Both leave at 14.50
box 4 - 13.55 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 14.12
box 4 - 15.10 a swift arrives with feathers. 15.40 a second arrives with feathers
box 9 - 19.26 Tipex arrives and leaves at 19.40
box 9 - 22.07 a swift arrives. 22.10 Tipex arrives. The stay in the box over night
box 4 - 22.12 and 22.17 swifts arrive. They stay in the box over night
 
July 15th
box 4 - 07.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.25
box 3 - 08.28 a nervous Tipex arrives for the first time this year and leaves at 08.50
box 4 - 10.18 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.22
box 4 - 10.40 two swifts arrive. The leave at 11.15 and 11.18
box 6 - 11.34 Tipex arrives and leaves at 11.38
box 9 - 21.35 a swift arrives with feathers. 22.18 Tipex arrives. They stay in the box over night
box 4 - 22.13 two swifts arrive. They stay in the box over night

 

July 16th
box 4 - 08.03 a swift is inside and leaves at 08.32
box 8 - 3rd chick fledged at 13.07 aged 40 days
box 4 - 13.32 a swift arrives. 13.46 a second arrives. They leave at 14.43 and 14.45
box 8 - 13.45 an adult returns with food and stays until 14.03 . 14.57 another adult returns but without food and leaves at 15.07. 22.05 an adult returned with food. 22.18 a swift arrives without food
box 6 - 15.56 Tipex arrives and leaves at 16.04
box 9 - 19.28 Tipex arrives and leaves at 19.53
box 9 - 22.15 a swift arrives. 22.17 Tipex arrives. Both stay over night
box 4 - 22.18 two swifts arrive. Both stay over night
 
July 17th
box 8 - 09.14 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.35
box 4 - 09.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.35
box 8 - 09.42 a swift arrives with food and leaves at 09.52
box 4 - 14.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.10
box 9 - 14.57 a swift arrives. 14.58 Tipex arrives. Both leave at 15.50
box 8 - up to 16.45 no adults have returned

 

box 8 - both adults in for the night
box 4 - both in for the night
 
July 18th
box 8 - 09.14 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 09.26
box 4 - 09.52 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 09.58
box 9 - 10.38 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 10.59
box 8 - 11.59 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.07
box 4 - 12.28 a swift arrives with feathers. 12.30 a second arrives. One leaves at 13.17 and the other at 13.40
box 9 - 14.38 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 15.42
box 9 - 17.55 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 18.22
box 8 - 19.46 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 19.58
box 9 - 21.20 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 21.40
box 8 - 21.40 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 21.52
box 8 - 21.55 two swifts arrive and stay over night
box 4 - 22.15 two swifts arrive and stay over night
box 9 - 22.17 two swifts arrive and stay over night
 
July 19th
box 1 - chick fledged at 14.15 aged 40 days
box 9 - 14.22 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.36
u-box 3 - Tipex visits this afternoon
box 1 - 16.14 a swift arrives with food and leaves at 16.25
box 1 - 21.20 a swift arrives with food and leaves at 21.46
box 4 - 21.54 a swift arrives. 22.17 a second arrives. They stay over night
box 9 - 21.57 a swift arrives. 22.06 Tipex arrives. They stay over night
box 8 - 22.07 two swifts arrive and stay over night
box 1 - 22.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 23.20!
 
July 20th
under eave box 9 - 08.43 first chick fledged aged 43 days
box 8 - 08.55 and 08.57 two swifts arrive. One leaves at 10.20 and the other at 10.25
box 9 - 09.23 a swift arrives. 09.50 Tipex arrives
box 1 - 09.28 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 10.10
box 1 - 22.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.40
box 4 - two swifts stay over night
box 9 - two swifts stay over night
box 8 - two swifts stay over night
 
box 7 - first chick fledged today aged 43 days
 
July 21st
cameras on at 06.38
box 1 - 1 swift inside and leaves at 07.10
box 2 - Tipex inside and leaves at 07.23
box 4 - 2 swifts inside. One leaves at 07.10 and the other at 07.20
box 8 - 2 swifts inside
box 9 - 1 swift inside and leaves at 07.10
box 1 - 07.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.24
box 8 - 11.28 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 11.47
box 7 - 13.04 chick fed for the first time since cameras went on at 06.38
box 9 - 14.06 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 14.20
box 7 - 16.50 chick fed for the second time since cameras went on at 06.38

 

box 1 - no swifts over night - 0 days roosting in the box post fledging
box 4 - two swifts stay over night
box 9 - one swift stays over night
box 8 - two swifts stay over night
 
July 22nd
cameras on at 07.00
box 7 - 09.17 second chick fledged today aged 43 days
box 7 - 2 swifts inside. Both leave at 09.20
box 8 - 2 swifts inside. Both leave at 08.05
box 1 - 07.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.20
box 9 - 12.01 a swift arrives with feathers and leaves at 12.31

 

box 4 - 21.58 a swift arrives. 22.06 a second arrives. They stay in the box over night
box 7 - 22.10 a swift arrives. 22.16 a second arrives. They stay over night
box 8 - 22.10 a swift arrives. 22.17 a second arrives. They stay over night
box 9 - 22.18 a swift arrives
box 1 - no swifts over night  

 

July 22nd
cameras on at 07.00
swifts present from dawn to c10.00 but no swift activity during the day until after 9pm
under eave box 9 - second chick fledged aged 45 days sometime between dawn and 7am
 
July 23rd
swifts present from dawn to c10.00 but no swift activity during the day until after 9pm
under eave box 9 - 22.07 third chick fledged 

 

box 1 - no swifts over night  
box 4 - two swifts over night
box 7 - two swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  
 
July 24th
swifts present from dawn to c10.00 but no swift activity during the day until after 9pm

 

box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - two swifts over night
box 7 - two swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  

 

July 25th
swifts present from dawn to c10.00 but no swift activity during the day until after 9pm

 

box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - two swifts over night
box 7 - two swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  

 

July 26th
swifts present from dawn to c08.00 but no swift activity during the day

 

box 7 - late to rise this morning. They leave at 07.48
box 4 - late to rise this morning. They leave at 08.10 and 08.15
box 8 - late to rise this morning. They leave at 09.58
box 5 - late to rise this morning. Adult doesn't leave until 10.40. Chicks fed at 11.45, 16.25 adult stays, 17.05, both leave at 17.15, 18.14, 20.25, 20.50

 

box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - one swift over night
box 7 - one swift over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  
 
July 27th
box 5 - 09.40 adult arrives with food
box 8 - 10.20 a swift arrives with feathers
box 5 - 12.05 adult arrives with food
box 5 - 15.46 adult arrives with food
box 5 - 16.58 adult arrives with food

 

box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - infra red not working leaving the box in darkness
box 7 - one swift over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  

 

July 28th
box 8 - 08.45 a swift arrives with feathers
box 5 - 10.40 first chick fledges aged 41 days
box 5 - 11.20 second chick fledges aged 41 days
box 5 - 13.10 adult arrives with food

 

box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - one swift over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  

 

July 29th
box 8 - 07.59 one leaves. The other leaves at 08.02

 

box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - one swift over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night  
 
July 30th
under eave box 1 back  - one adult over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - one swift over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night
 
July 31st
under eave box 1 back - first chick fledged 10.28 aged 42 days
under eave box 1 back - second chick fledged 21.28 aged 42 days
 
all chicks fledged now

 

August 1st
under eave box 1 back  - no adults over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 2nd
box 8 late lie in to 12.13 15 hours and 45 minutes
box 5 late lie in to 14.44 and 14.46 17 hours and 15 minutes
under eave box 1 back  - two swifts over night arriving at 21.36 and 21.41
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 3rd
under eave box 1 back  - two swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night
 
How many nights do adults stay in their box post fledging
box 1 - no swifts over night - 0 nights
box 4 - no swifts over night - non breeders
box 5 - two swifts over night - 9 nights
box 7 - no swifts over night - 4 nights one adult. 9 nights the other
box 8 - two swifts over night - 18 nights
box 9 - no swifts over night - non breeders
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night - 0 nights
under eave box 1 back - no swifts over night - 2 nights but didn't come home the first night

 

August 4th
under eave box 1 back  - two swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night
 
How many nights do adults stay in their box post fledging
box 1 - no swifts over night - 0 nights
box 4 - no swifts over night - non breeders
box 5 - two swifts over night - 10 nights
box 7 - no swifts over night - 4 nights one adult. 9 nights the other
box 8 - two swifts over night - 19 nights
box 9 - no swifts over night - non breeders
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night - 0 nights
under eave box 1 back - no swifts over night - 3 nights but didn't come home the first night

 

August 5th
box 8 - lie in to 07.43
 
under eave box 1 back  - two swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - two swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night
 
How many nights do adults stay in their box post fledging
box 1 - no swifts over night - 0 nights
box 4 - no swifts over night - non breeders
box 5 - entered the wrong box and left in the dark - 10 nights
box 7 - no swifts over night - 4 nights one adult. 9 nights the other
box 8 - two swifts over night - 20 nights
box 9 - no swifts over night - non breeders
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night - 0 nights
under eave box 1 back - 3 and 4 nights but didn't come home the first night

 

August 6th
box 8 - lie in to 08.25
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 7th
box 8 - lie in to 07.50
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night
 
How many nights do adults stay in their box post fledging
box 1 - 0 nights
box 5 - 10 nights
box 7 -  4 nights one adult. 9 nights the other
box 8 - - 22 nights
under eave box 9  - 0 nights
under eave box 1 back -  3 and 4 nights but didn't come home the first night after fledging

 

August 8th
box 8 - lie in to 09.35
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - two swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 9th
box 8 - lie in to 08.10
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - one swift over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 10th
box 8 - lie in to 09.48
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - one swift over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 11th
box 8 - gone before 08.00
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - one swift over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

August 12th
box 8 - gone before 09.00
 
under eave box 1 back  - no swifts over night
box 1 - no swifts over night
box 4 - no swifts over night
box 5 - no swifts over night
box 7 - no swifts over night
box 8 - no swifts over night
box 9 - no swifts over night
under eave box 9 - no swifts over night

 

How many nights do adults stay in their box post fledging
box 1 - 0 nights
box 5 - 10 nights
box 7 - 4 nights one adult. 9 nights the other
box 8 - 23 and 26 nights
under eave box 9 - 0 nights
under eave box 1 back - 3 and 4 nights but didn't come home the first night after fledging
 
That's all for 2014. Thanks for showing an interest in what's happening with colony. See you in late April 2015!

 

 

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