Posted by: PD | July 18, 2016

Swift ringing

Swift box checking July 2016 Swift boxes at BM July 2016 (1) Swift boxes at BM July 2016 (2)

Swift boxes in situ and checking taking place. these boxes have been up since 2005 in which time EDRG has completed 31 nest record cards and ringed 51 chicks and 8 adults (one female ringed in 2010 was retrapped in 2012).

Swiftlet  B Monkton July 2013 (4) Swiftlet  B Monkton July 2013 Swiftlet portrait  July 2016 Swiftlet ringing  July BM 2016 (2) Swiftlet wing feather growth  B Monkton July 2013 Swiftlet's foot  B Monkton July 2013

And here are some of those swiftlets. There are some really good pictures which show the wing feather growth. The close up of the foot, showing the short tarsi is particularly interesting.

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