Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Houston, we have a problem...

It could be the thunderstorms of the last few day's or maybe training their wings pulled out a camera cable, the fact is that I receive no camerasignal anymore. I don't want to lift a rooftile and disturb the nest because maybe the young swifts won't survive that. They have an 11 day's stay at the nest before they leave. So I'm sorry to anounce that there will be no look inside the nest anymore for this 2007 season. :-(

What will happen the next days is that the young will train their wings by pushing their wingtips to the ground and the ceiling of their little "room". Finaly they will leave around july 22nd. They then stayed in the nest for 42 days. Their big trip to Africa will start then while the parents still stay on the nest at nightime. Last year the parents left 10 days after their young. I wonder if they will leave earlier this year. After all they are a bit late in the season. Maybe I'm lucky enough to observe. (Video of 2005 has moved to the most recent post of 2007)

1 comment:

Birdnut said...

Oh no!!! And just as the webcam got really good! Oh well...