Category Archives: Swifts

Pallid Swift Identification

under pressure by Martin G. I think this is my first ever solo observer ‘rarity’ record. Of course it would go and involve a species that’s reckoned to be one of the trickiest identification challenges in British birding. A briefly … Continue reading

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I say Pacific you say… SWIFT!

Jonny’s big bird day out I say Pacific you say… SWIFT! Pacific… Pacific… Pacific… SWIFT! …. SWIFT! …. SWIFT! Ah, that’s better. Pacific Swift photo thanks to Steve Babbs (blog) Having co-found the Minsmere Savi’s last month I thought I’d best get … Continue reading

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Pacific Swift at Spurn

Again! 12th June 2013 Full Story HERE No I didn’t see it! I think only 3 folk did. And photos were obtained. This amazingly rare Asian swift was seen at Spurn on Yorkshire’s East Coast today- the 4th record there … Continue reading

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Little Swift – New Brighton

A Juvenile but from where? by Martin and Nils Swifts are amazing. Just their biology/ life history can be a jaw dropper. The Little Swift at New Brighton was yet another British record of the species which appears to be in fresh, full juvenile plumage. Little … Continue reading

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High in the Sky

Linosa Diaries- Overhead It’s a volcanic island with a lack of easy landing for some species and some birds are highly aerial anyway. Here’s a flavour of some very interesting birds seen essentially overhead during my 10 days on Linosa in November 2011. All photos taken early November 2011 and © Michele … Continue reading

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Lotsa Swifts, Little Gulls and a baby Red Kite

Spurn 16th-17th July 2011 SW winds + July = Swifts. Having arrived on Friday night to the screeching and peeping of lots of adult and juvenile Sandwich Terns flying over the caravan, Saturday dawned with just me at the Warren and loads of Swifts moving! As a … Continue reading

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