Swift Webcam - Spring 2017 Roundup

Swifts weigh about 40grams making these birds superb fliers, they can even sleep on the wing and can fly up to 5,000 km in five days in the spring. They come back from warmer climates in April and start to nest.

Swifts will lay two or three eggs at two or three-day intervals. Incubation usually lasts for around 19-20 days with the adults sharing all of the duties including incubation, feeding and protecting the nest. Once hatched the young will eat a diet of insects brought in by the parents.

Unfortunately this year our Swift pair decided against breeding inside the church despite showing the early signs at the start.

We hope that you enjoyed watching our webcams, the feeds for which were kindly provided by the Beleef de Lente Project, courtesy of Vogelbescherming Nederland. You can watch all the videos on our YouTube channel.

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