John Young's Swift Diary 2016
     
gable boxes
br - bred in previous year nb - non breeder in previous years

 

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
box 1 br 4/5 4/5                  
box 2 br 17/5                    
box 3 br 19/5 19/5                  
box 4 br 5/5 5/5                  
box 5 nb 4/5                    
box 6 nb 4/5                    
box 7 br 17/5                    
under eave boxes

br - bred in previous year nb - non breeder in previous years

 
  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
box 1                      
box 2                      
box 3                      
box 4                      
box 5                      
box 6                      
box 7                      
 
4th May 
BOX 1  Pair returned at 21:01 and 21:04  - both stayed until 07:15 next morning, when they left together. (Breeding pair from 2015 - First bird back 10/5/15, second 14/5/15)  
BOX 5  Single returned at 21:04 - stayed until 07:31next morning. (Non- breeding pair formed in this box in June 2015)
BOX 6  Single returned at 21:01 - stayed until 06:50 next morning. (Non-breeding pair formed in this box in June 2015)
 
5th May
BOX 1  Pair returned at 20:38 and 20:48 - both stayed until  07:54 and 07:57
BOX 4  Pair returned at 20:48 and 20:53.  Third bird in several times overnight, no fighting.  Pair left together at 09:04 the next morning. (Breeding pair from 2015 - First bird back 9/5/15, second 10/5/15)
BOX 5  Empty.
BOX 6  Single in at 20:48.  Out at 07:57 the next morning.
BOX 14  Single in at 20:50.  Out at 07:53 the next morning. (No regular pair in this box in 2015)
 
6th May
BOX 1 Pair overnight.   Out at 0945 and 0946 next morning.
BOX 3 Single returned at 06:01 probably straight from BOX 4. Out before 08:00. Single overnight into 7/5/16, out at 06:45 next morning. (Late breeding pair from 2015 - First back 27/5/15, second 03/06/15
BOX 4 Pair overnight. Out at 0836 and 0838 next morning.
BOX 6 Single overnight. Out at 09:30 next morning.
BOX 14 Single overnight. Out at 07:26 next morning
 
7th May
BOX 1 Pair overnight.
BOX 3 Single overnight.
BOX 4 Pair overnight.
BOX 6 Single overnight.
BOX 14 Single overnight.
 
8th May
BOX 1 Pair Overnight.
BOX 3 Empty.
BOX 4 Pair overnight.
BOX 6 Single overnight.
BOX 14 Single overnight.
 
9th May
BOX 1 Pair overnight 
BOX 3 Single in the evening but not overnight. 
BOX 4 Pair overnight.
BOX 6 Single overnight.
Box 14 Single overnight.
 
10th May 
BOX 1 Pair overnight 
BOX 3 Empty 
BOX 4 Pair overnight 
BOX 6 Single overnight. 
BOX 10 Single overnight, probably the one that used 14 on previous nights. (Non- breeding pair formed in this box in June 2015) 
BOX 14 Empty.
 
11th May 
BOX 1 Pair overnight 
BOX 3 Empty 
BOX 4 Pair overnight
BOX 6 Single overnight 
BOX 10 Single overnight
Box 14 Empty.
 
12th May
BOX 1 Pair overnight
BOX 4 Pair overnight
BOX 6 Single overnight
BOX 14 Single overnight.
 
*Pair seen over the colony late in the evening when the rest were roosting.
 
17th May
BOX 2 first back
BOX 7 first back
 
19th May
BOX 3 both back