Friday, 8 June 2018

Burton Swifts - Thursday 7th June 2018 and week

We checked out a total of nine birds in the skies between the Memorial Hall and over the Royal Hotel areas.  This week we concentrated our efforts on both the front and back of the Royal and it paid off with us being able to establish that a further five of the established nest sites were being used yet again this year and also a further additional site was also confirmed by Hugh who had earlier seen birds using one of the old established sites on the front of the Royal Cottage. This bringing the Royal total count now up to 7 nest sites being used as we know of.

We are also aware from past recent counts that a further 6 nest sites are being used on the Manor House, which brings the total nest sites so far being used up to 13 sites in residence.

Tonights observers included: Reg Hesketh, Hugh and Sue Miles, Bryan Yorke. We agreed to meet up again next Thursday at 2000hrs at the Burton Memorial Hall - Everyone is welcome

All 2018 nest sites recorded so far on the Royal Cottage (click over to enlarge)
Still one or two of the established sites to be occupied above the window to the Right Hand

All 2018 nest sites currently being used (Click over to enlarge)
Just one of the regular sites to our knowledge unnocupied - the top large hole

Manor House nest sites for 2018 (Click over to enlarge)

The next Swift watch will be next Thursday 14th June 2018 - Meeting at the Memorial Hall at 2000hrs - Everyone Welcome