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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    We seem to have loads of them here this year.

     

     

    They are giving their best too, they come in so low you can hear their beating wings...

     

     

    ...fantastic to watch in the evening.

     

     

    anyone else seeing such shows of them locally?

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)

    Yes, I'm enjoying hearing their screeches as I type.

    Ideal feeding weather for them I'm sure.

    Every year though, they have less and less roofs to nest in with

    folks re-tiling and denying them access.

    B.

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    They are just so fantastic and dynamic to watch.

     

    Not sure where they are all nesting, I do know of one local house where they are under the eves.

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    My house has been visited regular for many years by swifts I wont fix the the entrance which is a slightly lifted tile just above the eves, always have been my favourite feathered friend..

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    In the last few hours I've seen what counts as a lot for this area of London - there's been a flying ants' nest hatched out this evening so the swifts and gulls have been about hoovering them up. 

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    In the last few hours I've seen what counts as a lot for this area of London - there's been a flying ants' nest hatched out this evening so the swifts and gulls have been about hoovering them up. 

    ahh, see my other thread elsewhere, my ants have just decided to swarm too.

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    It's something that occurred to me! I've seen alot more this year than I've seen for a while, maybe due to the weather a lot more have come north to Britain to breed?

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