Swift Diary 2015
     
                 left - gable boxes, middle - under eave boxes, right - under eave back
gable boxes

n/b = non breeder from 2014

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
1 14/5 15/5                  
2                      
3 12/5                    
4 15/5 n/b                    
5 5/5 7/5 25/5 27/5 29/5 14/6     27/7    
6

3/5 n/b

8/5 n/b                  
7 13/5   12/6 14/6   due 3/7          
8 5/5                    
9                      
10                      
11 8/5 10/5 19/5 21/5 23/5 9/6 9/6        

under eave boxes - front

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
1                      
2                      
3                      
4                      
5                      
6                      
7                      
8                      
9

8/5

9/5

20/5

22/5

24/5

9/6

         

under eave boxes - back

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st hatch 2nd hatched 3rd hatched 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
1

14/5

22/5

31/5

2/6

             
2                      
3                      
 
mini cctv cameras I use in breeding boxes
 
2015 Observations
(bracketed dates are from previous seasons)
 
videos can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/user/sandersii/videos

the dates when the first birds of each pair has returned to their nest boxes on my house

2009 May 6th, 8th, 9th, 9th, 9th, 13th
2010 May 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 9th, 16th
2011 May 3rd, 5th, 5th, 6th, 8th
2012 May 10th, 10th, 10th, 12th
2013 May 7th, 7th, 7th, 12th, 17th, 17th, 31st
2014 May 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 6th, 6th, 7th
average date = May 7th
16th April
single swift seen in Crumlin

 

17th April
14 swifts seen at Oxford Island nature reserve (19/4/14) (16/4/13)
 
18th April
40 swifts seen at Oxford Island nature reserve
 
20th April
first swift back at the gable. What box it entered wasn't seen. Cameras are not ready
 
3rd May sun rise 05.42 sun set 21.02
gable box 6 - 17.50 first swift home. Stayed until 18.10 (20/4/14), (15/6/14) used by Tipex and mate
gable box 6 - 18.15 a swift returns and stays until 18.25
gable box 6 - 20.05 a swift returns and stays until 20.25
gable box 6 - 21.00 a swift returns for the night

 

May 4th
Gable box 6 - 09.45 a swift returns and stays in the box until 10.35
Gable box 5 - 11.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.50
Gable box 6 - 11.50 a swift arrives and stays until 12.00
Gable box 6 - 12.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.51
Gable box 8 - 13.05 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.10
Gable box 6 - 14.40 a swift arrives and stays until 14.55
Gable box 6 - 19.20 a swifts arrives and leaves at 19.45
Gable box 6 - 20.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 20.45
Gable box 6 - 20.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 20.58
Gable box 6 - 20.58 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.05
gable box 6 - 21.26 a swift returns for the night
 
a second swift made multiple attempts to come in this evening but was chased by a starling
 
May 5th
Gable box 6 - 09.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.15
 
12.20 screaming party of 5
 
Gable box 6 - 15.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.10
Gable box 6 - 18.46 a swift arrives and leaves at 19.25 and comes back in again and leaves at 19.50
Gable box 6 - 20.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 20.37
Gable box 8 - 20.20 first swift home (3/5/14), (12/5/13), (10/5/12), (5/5/11), (16/5/10), (8/6/09) Stayed until 20.46  
Gable box 8 - 21.16 a swift arrives and stays over night
Gable box 5 - 21.20 first swift home (2/5/14), (7/5/13), (10/5/12), (5/5/11), (16/5/10)
Gable box 8 - 21.20 a swift arrives and stays over night
 
May 6th
Gable box 6 - 0905 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.20
Gable box 5 - 1005 a nervous swift enters the box and stays for two minutes
Gable box 6 - 10.17 to 10.20 a swift arrives and leaves three times
Gable box 6 - 11.45 to 12.00 a swift arrives and leaves three times
Gable box 6 - multiple entries throughout the day
Gable box 8 - the swift didn't come home tonight

 

May 7th
Gable box 5 - pre 07.00 second swift home (17/5/14) (unknown in '13), (15/5/12), (7/5/11), (21/5/10), (unknown '09)
Gable box 6 - multiple entries throughout the day
Gable box 6 - 20.58 second swift home (20/4/14) used by a single bird, (15/6/14 to 16/7/14) - Tipex and mate. Non breeders from 2014
Gable box 8 - the swift hasn't been seen all day and didn't come home tonight
Gable box 5 - only one swift over night
 
May 8th
Gable box 6 - multiple entries throughout the day
u-box9 - 19.50 - first swift home (6/5/14), (31/5/13), (29/6/12)
gable box 11 - 21.14 a swift arrives and stays the night. This box has never been used before
gable box 6 - no swifts over night
gable box 8 - the swift hasn't been seen all day and didn't come home tonight
 
May 9th
u-box 9 - swift left at 06.31
Gable box 11 - the swift left just after 6am
Gable box 11 - 09.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.50
Gable box 11 - 11.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.20
Gable box 11 - 13.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.25
Gable box 11 - 14.05 a swift arrives and leaves
Gable box 6 - multiple entries throughout the day
u-box 9 - swift returned at 21.14
u-box 9 - 21.31 swift 2 returned (8/5/14), (31/5/13), (29/6/12)
gable box 8 - the swift hasn't been seen all day and didn't come home tonight
 
May 10th
Gable box 11 - 13.20 a swift arrives
gable box 11 - 13.28 a second swift arrives no fight so they must know each other. They leave at 14.15 and 14.25
 
gable box 8 - the swift hasn't been seen all day and didn't come home tonight
 
May 11
gable box 11 - nest building has started
gable box 8 - the swift hasn't been seen all day and didn't come home tonight
 
May 12th
Gable box 3 - 21.55 a nervous swift enters and stays over night
 
Activity this evening
gable box 8 - the swift hasn't been seen all day and didn't come home tonight
 
May 13th
gable box 2 - 13.14  a nervous swift enters and leaves at 13.18. This box has never been used before now
gable box 7 - 13.17 the first swift arrives and leaves at 14.30 (7/5/14), (7/5/13), (12/5/12), (3/5/11), (3/5/10), (6/5/09)
Gable box 2 - 13.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.30
 
May 14th
u-box 1 back - 05.44 the first swift arrives (19/5/14) (5/6/13) (11/6/13)
Gable box 2 - 14.36 a nervous swift enters and leaves at 14.43
Gable box 1 - 14.54 the first swift arrives and leaves at 15.20
Gable box 1 - 21.40 a swift arrives and leaves in the dark at 22.20
 
May 15th sun rise 05.19 sunset 21.24
Gable box 4 - 08.44 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.14. First used on June 17th by a single bird. Used from June 27th '14 until July 26th as a pair
Gable box 5 - 13.28 and intruder arrives. The fight continues until after 5pm
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The are separated and marked. Tipex Shoulders lives in gable box 5. Tipex Head lives in?
 
Gable box 3 - 21.37 Tipex Head arrives and stays overnight
Gable box 1 - 21.39 a nervous swift arrives followed by another. Second swift has arrived
 
May 16th
Gable box 3 - 05.10 Tipex Head left
Gable box 1 - both left at 09.25. Almost 12 hours in the nest
Gable box 3 - 21.45 a swift arrives and stays the night
Gable box 6 - 21.45 Tipex arrives and stays over night
Gable box 6 - 00.10 Tipex has been looking out of the nest box for 2 hours in to the darkness
 
May 17th
not much to report
 
May 18th
Gable box 11 - 14.15 the pair arrive and do not leave again. It will be 15 hours until dawn
 
May 19th
Gable box 11 - first egg. 9 days together
Gable box 11 - 09.00 the pair leave their box after 19 hours
 
May 20th
u-box 9 - first egg. 11 days together
 
May 21st
u-box 11 - second egg.
Gable box 2 - 11.10 a nervous swift arrives and it isn't Tipex 2015
U-box 2 back - 22.05 a nervous swift arrives but doesn't settle. At midnight it is searching inside the nest box. It leaves at 01.45
 
May 22nd
u-box 9 - second egg
U-box 2 back - 12.45 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 13.30
U-box 1 back - 21.55 a swift arrives
U-box 1 back - 21.55 15 seconds later a second arrives (19/5/14)
 
screaming parties at the under eave boxes at the back of the house
 
May 23rd
Gable box 11 - third egg
U-box 1 back - late lie in for the reunited pair until 10.14
U-box 2 back - 11.18 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.42
U-box 1 back - 21.17 an intruder arrives
 
May 24th
u-box 9 - third egg
Gable box 7 - 21.50 Tipex arrives after 8 days absence and leaves at 21.58
 
May 25th
Gable box 5 - first egg. 18 days together
Gable box 7 - 06.05 Tipex returns and leaves at 07.25
Gable box 5 - 07.40 fight after an intruder arrives. Tipex Tail Tips is marked
Gable box 5 - Tipex Tail Tips is the mate of the swift in 5
Gable box 5 - 11.20 one of the pair dumps their egg
Gable box 6 - 15.40 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 15.45
Gable box 7 - 20.45 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 2 - 21.55 a swift arrives but leaves at 22.23 in the dark
 
May 26th
Gable box 7 - 06.25 Tipex Head leaves
Gable box 7 - 07.25 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 07.46
Gable box 4 - 07.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.09
Gable box 6 - 08.33 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 08.50
Gable box 6 - 09.50 Tipex Head arrives with a mate and stay until 12.05
Gable box 2 - 10.35 a swift arrives and stays until 10.55
Gable box 4 - 10.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.00
Gable box 7 - 12.45 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 14.12
Gable box 7 - 14.35 ?Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 14.42
Gable box 2 - 14.55 a swift arrives and stays until 14.59
Gable box 7 - 15.35 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 15.41
Gable box 3 - 15.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.54
Gable box 2 - 16.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.36
Gable box 7 - 16.28 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 16.55
Gable box 2 - 17.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.35
Gable box 2 - 17.40 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 17.43
Gable box 7 - 17.40 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 6 - 17.50 a swift arrives with a feather and leaves at 18.00
Gable box 7 - 18.00 a second swift arrives. It is known to Tipex Head i.e. no fight. Both leave at 19.21
Gable box 2 - 19.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 19.24
Gable box 2 - 21.17 a swift arrives and leaves at 21.29
Gable box 1 - 21.50 a swift enters while there is already a pair inside causing a fight. They are separated. Fighters marked Tipex Rump and Tipex Wing Tips
 
May 27th
swifts mating on the nest - Tipex Tail Tips is a male
Gable box 1 - 09.30 Tipex Rump arrives and leaves at 09.40
Gable box 7 - 09.30 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 10.35
Gable box 5 - second egg at 10.00
Gable box 7 - 10.37 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 10.45
Gable box 7 - 11.30 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 12.10
Gable box 7 - 14.16 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 14.24
Gable box 7 - 14.25 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 14.58
Gable box 7 - 16.15 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 16.25
Gable box 7 - 16.28 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 16.44
Gable box 7 - 19.10 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 20.15
Gable box 7 - 21.30 Tipex Head arrives and stays over night
 
May 28th
Gable box 7 - 06.00 Tipex Head leaves
Gable box 7 - 09.27 Tipex Head arrives with feathers and leaves at 09.35
Gable box 1 - 09.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.40
Gable box 1 - 11.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.00
Gable box 7 - 22.00 Tipex Head arrives
 
May 29th
Gable box 7 - 07.40 Tipex Head leaves
Gable box 5 - third egg
Gable box 10 - 09.13 a swift arrives and leave at 09.29
Gable box 7 - 10.27 Tipex Head arrives with feathers and leaves at 10.58
Gable box 10 - 11.10 a swift arrives and leave at 11.29
Gable box 1 - 17.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.29
Gable box 4 - 17.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.29
Gable box 10 - 17.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.30
Gable box 7 - 17.30 Tipex Head arrives 17.50
Gable box 1 - 17.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.52
Gable box 5 - eggs not incubated from 16.30 until 20.20. Mate returned at 20.25
Gable box 7 - 21.59 Tipex Head arrives and stays over night
Gable box 1 - 22.14  a nervous swift arrives and stays over night
Gable box 10 - 17.30 a swift arrives and stays over night
 
May 30th
Gable box 1 - 06.00 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 06.30 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 06.32 a nervous swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 07.10 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 07.20 the nervous swift joins the other on the nest area
Gable box 1 - 07.30 both leave
Gable box 1 - 09.20 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 09.22 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.26
Gable box 1 - 09.22 a second nervous swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 10.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.20
Gable box 1 - 10.20 both leave
Gable box 7 - Tipex Head comes and goes many times
Gable box 1 - 11.40 both swift arrive. The second is nervous. Both leave at 12.25
Gable box 1 - 13.22 a nervous swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 13.25 a swift arrives. Both leave at 13.58
Gable box 1 - 14.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.55
Gable box 1 - 13.59 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.00
Gable box 7 - 16.00 Tipex Head arrives
Gable boxes 1 and 4 - 16.04 swifts look in but do not enter
 
Gable box 3 - 16.07 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 16.18
Gable box 5 - eggs unattended from 16.50 until 18.25
Gable box  - 16.59 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 17.09
Gable box 1 - 20.40 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 21.35 Tipex Head arrives
 
What's happening so far this season or should it be what is NOT happening! The weather is awful for swifts and is a repeat of 2010 and 2013.
 
Breeders from gable boxes 7 and 8 have failed to return this year. Actually one from gable box 8 arrived for two days and disappeared.
 
The non breeders from gables boxes 4 and 9 so far have not come back.
 
There are a few singles entering boxes now and again. Because they do not have rings I'll never know if they are the non breeders from 2014. This will change this year when all swifts in boxes get ringed with Darvick leg rings. These are white with black numbers.
 
There have been several fights this year caused by swift neighbours entering wrong boxes and prospecting singles getting it wrong. A single was prospecting at the nest boxes at the back of the house where there are three boxes. Having settled on the middle box made the mistake of entering the left box. It hasn't been seen since. A single was using gable box 2 for a day but made a mistake and entered gable box 1 causing a fight. It hasn't been seen since.
 
It looks like the breeders from gable box 1 have abandoned for this year. It was last used by the pair on the 25th and a single on the 26th. They arrived on 14th and 15th May with their first egg due c.25th A new [pair have moved in or amaybe on the breeders and a new mate
 
May 31st
under eave box 1 back - 04.18 first egg 9 days back together
 
screaming parties woke me this morning
Gable box 1 - 10.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.24
Gable box 7 - 10.20 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 7 - 11.04 a nervous swift arrives but no fight. Both leave at 11.08
Gable box 1 - 11.33 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.40
Gable box 7 - 12.10 Tipex Head and mate arrive.
Gable box 1 - 12.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.04
Gable box 6 - 13.14 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.15
Gable box 7 - 15.00 Tipex Head and mate leave. 3 hour love in!
Gable box 7 - 15.50 Tipex Head and mate arrive.
Gable box 7 - 17.34 Tipex Head and mate leave
Gable box 7 - 22.10 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 10 - 22.26 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.26 a swift arrives but leaves after 15 seconds
 
Gable box 7 - 22.10 Tipex Head mate arrives
 
wettest May in 19 years. Rain fell every day except for 2
 
June 1st sun rise 04.56 sun set 21.50
Gable box 10 - 04.10 the swift leaves
Gable box 10 - 06.50 the swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 06.57 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.44
Gable box 10 - 06.57 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.14
Gable box 7 - 07.59 Tipex Head and mate leave
Gable box 7 - 08.33 Tipex Head arrives with a feather and leaves at 08.50
Gable box 7 - 09.29 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 7 - 09.31 mate arrives
Gable box 1 - 09.31 swift arrives and leaves at 09.40
09.50 bangers outside
Gable box 7 - 10.50 Tipex Head and mate leave
Gable box 7 - 14.46 swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 15.59 swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 17.50 both swifts leave
Gable box 7 - 19.55 a nervous swift arrives, explores a lot and leaves at 21.00
Gable box 7 - 21.40 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 21.40 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 21.50 second swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 22.03 a swift arrives
 
June 2nd
under eave box 1 back - second egg
Gable box 10 - 04.28 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 04.44 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 05.55 Tipex Head and mate leave
Gable box 7 - 07.17 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 07.44 a second swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 09.31 a nervous swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 09.32 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 09.35 the swift leaves
Gable box 10 - 09.36 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 09.44 both leave
Gable box 7 - 11.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.50
Gable box 7 - 12.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.53
Gable box 7 - 15.46 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.50
Gable box 7 - 17.20 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 17.24 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 1 - 17.25 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 17.29 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.35
Gable box 1 - 17.36 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 18.54 both leave
Gable box 7 - 19.24 a swift arrives and leaves at 20.10
Gable box 7 - 20.10 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 7 - 20.15 a nervous swift arrives but soon both go to the nest
Gable box 7 - 21.06 both leave
Gable box 7 - 22.25 both arrive
 
June 3rd
Gable box 7 - 06.20 both leave
Gable box 7 - 06.53 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 07.25 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 07.42 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 07.50 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 07.55 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 07.55 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 08.00 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 08.02 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 08.02 both leave
Gable box 2 - 08.48 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 09.02 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 09.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.25
Gable box 7 - 09.25 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 09.29 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 09.30 a swift arrives
Gable box 3 - 09.34 a swift arrives and stays for 10 seconds
Gable box 2 - 09.43 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 09.44 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 09.44 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 09.45 the swift leaves
Gable box 10 - 09.46 a second swift arrives but leaves after 25 seconds. No fight!
Gable box 10 - 09.48 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 09.48 both leave
Gable box 7 - 09.48 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 09.58 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 10.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.23
Gable box 7 - 09.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.25
Gable box 7 - 10.27 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 10.29 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 10.48 both leave
Gable box 7 - 11.17 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.19
Gable box 7 - 11.25 both arrive
Gable box 2 - 11.26 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 11.29 both leave
Gable box 7 - 11.33 both arrive and leave at 11.44
Gable box 2 - 11.53 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 11.54 both arrive
Gable box 1 - 11.55 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 11.57 both leave
Gable box 7 - 12.00 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 12.02
Gable box 7 - 12.04 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 12.06 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 12.10 the swift leaves
Gable box 7 - 12.22 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.28
Gable box 7 - 13.20 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 13.28
Gable box 7 - 13.32 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 13.45
Gable box 7 - 13.52 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 13.53
Gable box 7 - 15.01 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 15.05
Gable box 7 - 16.25 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 16.36
Gable box 3 - 17.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 17.44
Gable box 7 - 18.17 Tipex Head arrives with feathers and leaves at 18.21
Gable box 7 - 20.40 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 21.18
Gable box 7 - 21.50 a swift arrives. 21.57 a second arrives
 
"swifts and warmth go together like strawberries and cream!" - Peter Cush. Perfect swift day here today17c, lots of sunshine and a breeze
 
June 4th
Gable box 7 - 08.00 both leave
Gable box 2 - 08.35 a swift arrives
09.00 banger/s at the under eave boxes
under eave box 8 front - 09.24 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.30
Gable box 2 - 08.36 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 08.50 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 08.58 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 09.00 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 09.34 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.40
Gable box 2 - 09.47 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 09.47 Tipex Head arrives
Gable box 7 - 09.50 second arrives
Gable box 2 - 09.54 the swift leaves
under eave box 8 front - 10.11 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.18
Gable box 6 - 10.28 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - 10.37 both leave
Gable box 6 - 10.44 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 10.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.47
Gable box 2 - 11.29 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.35
Gable box 7 - 11.50 both leave
Gable box 6 - 11.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.04
Gable box 7 - 13.59 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.02
Gable box 7 - 14.40 Tipex Head arrives and leaves at 14.46
Gable box 6 - 15.40 a swift arrives and laeves at 15.59
Gable box 7 - 16.05 both arrive and leave at 16.46
Gable box 7 - 21.56 a swift arrives
 
June 4th
perfect swift day 15c, sunny and a bit of wind but like Bjork said "it's oh so quiet"
Gable box 3 - 12.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.50
Gable box 7 - pair in and out all day
Gable box 1 - 22.36 a swift arrives and leaves at 23.03
 
June 5th
where is everyone!? No evening screaming parties
 
June 6th
where is everyone!? No evening screaming parties
 
Gable box 1 - 22.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.30
Gable box 1 - 22.59 a swift arrives in the dark
 
and after 10 minutes at the nest entrance it moves to the nest
 
June 7th
Gable box 1 - 04.40 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 07.22 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.36
Gable box 1 - 08.18 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 08.22
Gable box 1 - 08.26 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 09.02
Gable box 1 - 08.46 a swift looks in the entrance but doesn't enter
Gable box 2 - 08.46 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.50
Gable box 1 - 09.52 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 09.52 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 09.53 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 09.54 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.57
Gable box 10 - 10.02 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 10.00 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 10.02
under eave front 7 - 10.09 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 10.09 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.12
under eave front 7 - 10.19 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 10.53 two swifts arrive
under eave front 1 - 11.18 an intruder enters but leaves very quickly
 
Gable box 1 - 11.44 and 11.46 the two swifts leave
Gable box 1 - 12.55 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 12.57
Gable box 10 - 12.59 a nervous swift arrives and leaves after 35 seconds
 
Gable box 1 - 13.09 a nervous swift arrives and leaves after 45 seconds

Best evening show this season with up to 30 swifts

Gable box 1 - 21.45 a swift arrives
Gable box 4 - 21.45 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 21.47 the swift leaves
Gable box 4 - 21.48 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 22.16 a swift arrives
Gable box 10 - 22.18 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 22.20 the swift leaves
Gable box 10 - 22.23 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 22.30 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.30 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 22.32 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 22.34 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 22.36 a swift arrives
Gable box 7 - pair in and out many times throughout the day
22.30 a swift made several attempts to enter an under eave box at the front
22.45 a swift tries over and over to judge entry in to a gable box and gives up at 23.00
 
June 8th
Gable box 2 - the swift leaves at 04.45
Gable box 2 - 05.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 06.09
Gable box 1 - 06.34 a swift arrives and leaves at 06.40
Gable box 1 - 06.50 a swift arrives and leaves at 06.52
Gable box 1 - 07.00 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.29
Gable box 1 - 08.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.33
Gable box 1 - 08.46 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.48
Gable box 1 - 08.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.00
Gable box 3 - 09.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.07
Gable box 6 - 09.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.35
Gable box 2 - 12.53 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.56
Gable box 1 - 13.04 the pair arrive and leave at 13.46
Gable box 1 - 14.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.29
Gable box 1 - 22.03 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.06
Gable box 1 - 22.40 two swifts arrive
Gable box 1 - 22.43 one leaves
22.45 a swift is trying to enter a nest box
Gable box 1 - 22.47 one leaves
22.47 two swift are trying to enter nest boxes
Gable box 2 - 22.55 a swift arrives
 
June 9th
under eave front 1 - first chick
Gable box 11 - two chicks
Gable box 2 - 03.58 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 06.34 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 06.40 a second swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 07.25 one swift leaves and the other at 07.03
Gable box 3 - 08.12 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 08.13 a swift arrives
Gable box 3 - 08.14 the swift leaves
Gable box 1 - 08.14 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 08.16 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.30
under eave front 2 - 08.49 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.51
Gable box 1 - 09.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.18
Gable box 1 - 10.58 a swift arrives
Gable box 6 - 11.00 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 11.08 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 11.26 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 12.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.33
Gable box 1 - 13.13 a swift arrives
Gable box 6 - 13.13 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 13.16 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 13.24 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 13.52 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.00
 
June 10th hottest day since mid April - 20c
Gable box 7 - the non breeders are now nest building
quiet all day
Gable box 2 - 22.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.35
Gable box 2 - 22.43 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.56
 
June 11th - 20c
Gable box 1 - 07.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.32
Gable box 2 - 09.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.43
Gable box 2 - 09.44 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.48
Gable box 1 - 09.58 a swift arrives
Gable box 3 - 09.58 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 10.02 the swift leaves
Gable box 3 - 10.05 the swift leaves
Gable box 4 - 10.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.40
Gable box 2 - 10.54 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.55
Gable box 4 - 10.58 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.04
Gable box 6 - 14.37 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.43
Gable box 6 - 19.40 a swift arrives and leaves at 19.55
Gable box 1 - 22.41 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.43
 
June 12th
Gable box 7 - first egg 12 days together. First bird back on 15th May then nothing until 24th May when Tipex Head moved in. 25th Tipex mate arrives. They don't roost together until May 31st
Gable box 6 - 09.57 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.13
Gable box 2 - 10.47 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.52
Gable box 2 - 22.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.23
how does this swift know it's in the wrong nest?
 
June 13th
Gable box 4 - 08.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.26
 
June 14th
Gable box 7 - second egg
 
June 15th
Gable box 4 - 10.22 a swift arrives
Gable box 1 - 10.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.25
Gable box 4 - 10.32 the swift leaves
 
June 16th and 17th nothing exciting to report. I hate how quiet it is
 
June 18th
Gable box 1 - 10.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.20
Gable box 4 - 13.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.47
a swift is making multiple passes of the gable and attempting to enter gable box 5 where a pair are already in for the night
Gable box 3 - 22.24 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.34
Gable box 4 - 22.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 23.30
 
June 19th
Gable box 6 - 08.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.57
Gable box 1 - 10.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.15
Gable box 10 - 13.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.16
 
June 20th
Gable box 6 - 09.42 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.44
Gable box 4 - 11.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.07
Gable box 4 - 14.16 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.26
 
June 22nd
Gable box 4 - 07.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.14
a swift is leading another swift to its nest box
Gable box 4 - 12.10 a swift arrives and immediately starts the peeping call. It leaves at 12.14
Gable box 4 - 13.42 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.46
Gable box 3 - 14.22 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.28
 
June 23rd
Gable box 1 - 10.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.13
 
June 24th to 25th nothing exciting to report.
 
June 26th
bangers around 14.30
Gable box 4 - 16.14 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.34
14.00 a swift is leading another to the gable boxes. The cable died
fantastic late evening display
Gable box 2 - 22.35 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - a second swift makes multiple attempts to enter. The flight path is wrong and too fast. One one inside calls and the one outside answers
Gable box 2 - 22.40 the swift leaves but leads a swift back. Both birds fail to enter the box
 
June 27th
Gable box 2 - 08.03 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 08.22 a second swift arrives
Gable box 4 - 08.22 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 08.30
Gable box 2 - 09.35 both leave
Gable box 2 - 13.03 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.10
bangers at the gable boxes
 
Gable box 2 - 15.47 a swift arrives
Gable box 6 - 15.52 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 15.54 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 15.54 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 16.01 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 16.06 a swift arrives
Gable box 6 - 16.06 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 16.06 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 16.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.15
Gable box 6 - 16.40 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 22.32 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.35 a second swift arrives after numerous attempts to get in
 
June 28th
Gable box 2 - 05.33 both leave
Gable box 3 - 09.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.35
Gable box 6 - 10.09 a swift arrives
Gable box 4 - 10.17 a swift arrives and leaves immediately
Gable box 6 - 10.20 two swifts arrive - three in one box - and there is a fight. Two leave very quickly
Gable box 6 - 10.25 a swift arrives and there's another fight
 
Gable box 6 - 10.30 fight over and one remains in the box
Gable box 6 - 10.45 the swift leaves
Gable box 6 - 11.56 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 12.12 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.17
Gable box 6 - 12.20 a swift arrives and there is a fight
Gable box 6 - 12.30 the fight is over and one remains
Gable box 6 - 13.39 a swift leaves but is it the original, the pair that fought or the last bird that entered and fought
Gable box 2 - 15.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.11
Gable box 2 - 22.36 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.47 a second swift arrives after trying for over 20 minutes to get in
 
 
 
June 29th
Gable box 2 - 05.40 both leave
Gable box 6 - 06.47 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.26
Gable box 6 - 13.42 a swift arrives
Gable box 6 - 13.42 a swift arrives and a fight starts the intruder should be in box 5
Gable box 6 - 14.06 Tail Tips leaves
Gable box 2 - 15.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.15
Gable box 2 - 22.18 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.18 a breeder from gable box 5 arrives and they fight
Gable box 2 - 22.55 fight over
 
June 30th
Gable box 5 - 05.33 the fighter from box 2 returned to its own box
Gable box 2 - 07.31 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.30
Gable box 2 - 09.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.03
Gable box 2 - 12.13 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.31
Gable box 2 - 12.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.48
Gable box 2 - 12.50 a swift arrives and leaves after 15 seconds
Gable box 6 - 22.20 the breeder from gable box 5 arrived and left at 22.25
Gable box 2 - 22.35 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.42 a second swift arrives
 
July 1st
Gable box 2 - both leave at 05.42
Gable box 2 - 06.40 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 07.57 a second swift arrives. Both leave at 08.05

best night by far for swifts this year
Gable box 2 - 22.31 a swift arrives and leaves at 22.38
Gable box 2 - 22.45 a swift arrives
 
July 2nd
Gable box 2 - 07.05 the swift leaves
Gable box 2 - 09.02 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.38
Gable box 2 - 09.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.58
Gable box 2 - 15.22 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 15.28 a second swift arrives. Both leave at 17.02
Gable box 2 - 22.47 a swift arrives
Gable box 2 - 22.52 a swift arrives
  •  
    July 3rd
  • Gable box 2 - 07.05 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 - 13.44 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 14.21 a swift arrives with feathers
    Gable box 2 - 15.03 both leave
    Gable box 2 - 22.23 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.29 a second arrives
  •  
    July 4th
    Gable box 2 - 06.22 one swift leaves and the other at 06.25
  • Gable box 2 - 11.24 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.59
    Gable box 2 - 14.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.29
    Gable box 2 - 14.30 a swift arrives nervously and leaves at 14.32
    Gable box 2 - 15.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.23
    Gable box 2 - 16.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.24
    Gable box 6 - 16.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.32
    Gable box 2 - 22.24 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.26 a second arrives
     
    July 5th
    Gable box 2 - 05.33 both swifts leave
    Gable box 2 - 07.58 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.13
    Gable box 2 - 08.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.37
    Gable box 2 - 13.14 a swift arrives
    Gable box 3 - 13.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.34
    Gable box 2 - 13.34 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 - 13.54 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.02
    Gable box 2 - 22.42 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.46 a swift arrives
     
    July 6th
    Gable box 2 - 05.58 both swifts leave
    Gable box 2 - 22.30 both swifts arrive
     
    July 7th
    Gable box 2 - 05.36 both swifts leave
    Gable box 2 - 09.33 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.37
    Gable box 1 - 11.52 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.06
    Gable box 2 - 22.25 a swift arrives
     
    July 8th
    Gable box 2 - 05.48 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 - 10.30 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.53
    Gable box 3 - 11.09 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.13
    Gable box 2 - 13.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.17
    Gable box 2 - 13.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.40
    Gable box 2 - 13.54 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.02
    Gable box 2 - 16.48 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.52
    Gable box 2 - 16.48 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.40 a second swift arrives
     
    July 9th
    Gable box 2 - 06.20 and 6.22 the swifts leave
    Gable box 3 - 07.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.14
    bangers outside
     
    Gable box 3 - 10.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.28
    Gable box 2 - 22.04 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.05 a second swift arrives
     
    July 10th
    Gable box 2 - 06.21 both leave
    Gable box 2 - 22.24 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.31 a swift arrives
     
    July 11th
    Gable box 2 - 05.10 both leave
    Gable box 2 - 22.24 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.25 a swift arrives
     
    July 12th
    Gable box 2 - 05.36 both leave
    Gable box 3 - 10.03 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.10
    bangers outside
    Gable box 3 - 11.40 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 11.50 a swift arrives
    under eave back 2 - 11.37 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.41
    Gable box 3 - 12.10 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 - 12.16 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 - 13.07 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.13
    Gable box 2 - 14.28 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.32
    Gable box 2 - 14.45 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.56
    Gable box 2 - 15.41 a swift arrives and leaves at 15.47
    Gable box 3 - 15.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 16.01
    Gable box 2 - 22.13 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.15 a swift arrives
     
    Swifts check out over flow pipes as potential nest sites
     
    Anyone at home? An intruder enters an occupied nest with chicks
     
    July 13th
    Gable box 2 -  both leave at 05.40 and 05.41
    Gable box 2 - 22.35 a swift arrives
    Gable box 2 - 22.40 a swift arrives
     
    July 14th
    Gable box 2 -  both leave at 05.17 and 05.23
    Gable box 2 - 07.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.14
    Gable box 2 - 09.20 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.41
    Gable box 6 - 09.47 a swift arrives
    Gable box 4 - 09.56 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.59
    Gable box 6 - 10.02 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 - 12.15 a swift arrives and leaves at 12.22
    Gable box 2 - 12.24 a swift arrives and leaves after 50 seconds
    Gable box 2 -  22.43 both arrive
     
    July 15th
    Gable box 2 -  both leave at 07.52
    Gable box 2 -  22.32 a swift arrives
    Gable box 6 -  22.32 an adult from box 5 makes a mistake
    Gable box 2 -  22.33 a swift arrives
    Gable box 6 -  22.59 the swift leaves
     
    July 16th
    Gable box 2 -  both leave at 07.20
    Gable box 2 -  08.22 a swift arrives
    Gable box 6 -  08.25 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.55
    Gable box 2 -  09.14 the swift leaves
    Gable box 2 -  10.03 a swift arrives
     
    bangers this morning
     
    Gable box 2 -  10.22 an intruder arrives and leaves after a short fight
     
    Gable box 2 -  10.29 the swift leaves
     
    July 17th
    Gable box 2 -  both leave at 07.20
    Gable box 2 -  22.13 both arrive
    Gable box 11 - two chicks fledge aged 39 days
     
    July 18th
    Gable box 2 -  they leave at 05.35 and 05.37
    under eave 9 - first chick fledges at 22.35 aged 40 days
    Gable box 2 -  the swifts arrive at 21.52 and 21.53
     
    July 19th
    Gable box 2 -  they leave at 05.32
    under eave 9 - second chick fledges at 09.37 aged 41 days
     
    swift with a geolocater on its back
     
    under eave 9 - 09.55 adult arrives with food and leaves at 10.02
    Gable box 6 - 11.23 a swift arrives
    Gable box 3 - 11.24 a swift arrives
    Gable box 6 - 11.25 the swift leaves
    Gable box 3 - 12.00 the swift leaves
    Gable box 4 - 13.08 a swift arrives
    Gable box 3 - 13.05 a swift arrives and leaves at 13.14
    Gable box 4 - 13.07 the swift leaves 13.18
    Gable box 2 - 14.10 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.13
    Gable box 1 - 14.37 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.40
    Gable box 2 - the swifts arrive at 22.15 and 22.17
     
    July 20th
    Gable box 2 -  they leave at 05.25 and 05.29
    Gable box 2 -  22.17 both arrive
     
    July 21st
    Gable box 2 - they leave at 05.22 and 05.24
    Gable box 2 - 09.27 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.36
    Gable box 2 - 10.23 a swift arrives and leaves at 10.52
    Gable box 2 - 11.35 a swift arrives and leaves at 11.45
    Gable box 2 - the swifts arrive at 22.13
     
    July 22nd
    Gable box 2 - they leave at 05.55 and 05.58
    Gable box 6 - 06.26 a swift arrives and leaves at 07.31
    Gable box 7 - a banger enters a breeders box and leaves again
     
    Gable box 4 - 09.06 a swift arrives and stays until 09.14
     
    Gable box 2 - 13.55 a swift arrives and leaves at 14.04
    Gable box 11 - 14.14 third chick fledges aged 45 days
    Gable box 2 - they arrive at 22.15 and 22.18
     
    July 23rd
    Gable box 2 - they leave at 06.44
    Gable box 11 - they leave at 07.45. No hurry because all chicks have fledged
    Gable box 2 - 08.57 - a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 09.11
    Gable box 2 - they arrive
     
    July 24th
    Gable box 2 - they leave at 08.00
    Gable box 11 - they leave at 08.28
    Gable box 4 - 08.43 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.47
    Gable box 2 - 08.47 a swift arrives and leaves at 09.09
    Gable box 3 - 10.15 a breeder from box 5 arrives and stays until 10.24
    Gable box 2 - they arrive at 22.15 and 22.20
     
    July 25th
    Gable box 2 - they leave at 07.15
    Gable box 3 - 07.23 a nervous swift arrives and leaves at 07.47
    under eave front 9 - 08.04 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.11
    Gable box 3 - 08.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.17
    Gable box 2 - 08.08 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.17
    Gable box 6 - 08.09 a swift arrives and leaves at 08.32
    Gable box 11 - 09.50 late lie in
    Gable box 2 - they arrive at 22.05 and 22.06
     
    July 26th
    Gable box 11 - late lie in to 10.44 and 12.18
    Gable box 7 - chicks fed only once today
     
    Gable box 2 - they arrive at 21.55
     
    July 27th
    Gable box 5 - 09.18 first chick fledged aged 44 days
    Gable box 11 - late lie in to 09.20
    Gable box 2 - they arrive at 21.56 and 22.06
    Gable box 11 - late lie in to 09.25 and 09.27
     
    July 28th
    Gable box 2 - late lie in to 07.51
    Gable box 5 - late lie in to 08.30
    Gable box 5 - 08.30 second chick fledged aged 45 days
    Gable box 11 - 22.00 both arrive
    Gable box 5 - 22.02 first swift home. Second 22.05
    Gable box 2 - 22.02 first swift home. second 22.07
     
    July 28th
    cameras on late - all out by 09.15
    Gable box 2 - 22.02 one swift home
     
    July 30th
    Gable box 2 - 05.40 swift leaves
    Gable box 7 - late lie in to 08.39
    Gable box 11 - late lie in to 08.45 and 08.49
    Gable box 2 - none over night
     
    July 30th
    under eave back 1  21.23 second chick fledges aged 42 days
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7
    Gable box 11
    under eave back 1
     
    July 31st
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7
    Gable box 11
    under eave back 1
     
    August 1st
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1
     
    August 2nd
    bangers 11am
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7
    Gable box 11
    under eave back 1
     
    August 3rd
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7
    Gable box 11
    under eave back 1
     
    August 4th
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7
    Gable box 11
    under eave back 1
     
    August 6th
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1 - two over night
     
    August 7th
    screaming swifts this morning
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1 - one over night
     
    August 8th
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - ?one over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1 - one over night
     
    August 9th
    16 swifts over head at sunset
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1 - one over night
     
    August 10th
    Gable box 7 - first chick fledged before 1pm aged 38 days
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1 - one over night
     
    August 11th
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - two over night
    under eave back 1 - one over night
     
    August 12th
    Gable box 7 - second chick fledged before 10am aged 40 days - last chick to fledge
    screaming swifts this morning
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - two over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - one over night
    under eave back 1 - none over night
     
    August 13th
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - one over night
    Gable box 7 - two over night
    Gable box 11 - none over night
    under eave back 1 - none over night
     
    August 14th
    Gable box 2 - none over night
    Gable box 5 - none over night
    Gable box 7 - one over night
    Gable box 11 - none over night
    under eave back 1 - none over night
     
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    Number of nights swifts return post last fledging
    Gable box 5 - 12 nights
    Gable box 7 - 1 night
    Gable box 11 - 16 + 17 nights
    under eave 9 front - 0 nights
    under eave 1 back - 4 + 10
     
    Entry in to boxes without breeding pairs
    Gable box 1 -
    Gable box 2 -
    Gable box 3 -
    Gable box 4 -
    Gable box 6 -
    Gable box 9 -
    Gable box 10 -
    Under eave front -
    Under eave back -
     
     

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