Mission impossible? Almost! I spent a couple of hours trying common swift photography at the nest and it’s a hard task. By the time you think they are going to jump out of the nest and you’ve pressed the shutter, they’ve gone! Now that I know where they are nesting, I will try again next year and maybe try and get higher for a better angle. Common swift (Apus apus) are not as common as a nesting species as they once were due to the way in which houses are built or are being renovated with UPVC facia. It would be a shame not to hear them screaming over the British countryside and a lost voice like the cuckoo, so spare a thought and stick up a swift nesting box to help this fabulous bird.
Here is a link to a website all about common swifts that you might want to check out. Click Here