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Common Swift photography at the nest

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.
Common Swift (Apus apus) at the nest

common swift in flight

common swift in flight

common swift at the nest site

common swift at the nest site

Here is a link to a website all about common swifts that you might want to check out. Click Here

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