Monday, May 17, 2010

OT: Swift Activity

Last year I posted on the day that the swifts had returned to where I live. Last Monday, the 10th, I spotted my first swift of this year and thought I must see how the date compares to last year. I've been forgetting to look and seeing a group of them this morning has reminded me. Very spookily, I saw them for the first time in 2009 and 2010 on 10 May...

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Lovely 'photo, Karen! Thanks for sharing.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Not my photo alas, but maybe next year when I've invested in a decent camera :).

Maxine said...

Wow, that is spooky. Now what are the birds nesting under our eaves at the front of our house? Starlings, I think. Every day we find metre-long twigs on the step and immediately in front of the front door, when we come in from work. These tiny-ish birds collect these great long twigs and try to get them into their nest-area (I presume) but don't succeed so the twig falls to the ground. There are literally tens of these a day. I am amazed how they can still fly and carry them in their beaks - or even where they find them all!