Monday 14 May 2012

Geolocator Swift returns to Landbeach

Contributed by Dick

This swift with a geolocator returned to its nestbox on 13th May, following its mate that returned on 11th May. It was fitted with its geolocator on 21st July 2011, and then continued returning to the nest-box until the chicks fledged on 28th July.
The video shows the bird with the geolocator returning first, followed over 20 minutes later by its mate bringing the first feather in of 2012. The initial greeting looks more like a fight, but they soon settle down for a night of mutual preening.

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