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My Swifts have gone (1 Viewer)

Monahawk

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On a weekend visit to Irelands northwest, I was surprised to see 4 swifts in amongst a large flock of house martins over Sligo town centre on Sunday evening. Quite late for them to be around so far west.

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pianoman

duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
Per irishbirding.com, the last swift reported last year in Irl was Sept 24th, so still some time to go...
 

aeshna5

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I was sitting out my front garden this afternoon & saw a large raptor heading my way with drooping wings. Before I looked at it I was expected a Red Kite which are seen most days over the house. As it got closer I was shocked to see it was a Honey Buzzard. As I watched it circling ahead of me, moderately high I saw at least 6 Swifts briefly mobbing it. My first over the house for over 2 weeks & clearly migrants. I suspect if I hadn't had my bins up on the Honey Buzzard I wouldn't have spotted them
 

Andrew Whitehouse

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Scotland
Two Swifts this evening over Torry in Aberdeen. My first for nearly a month and, I think, my latest ever in Scotland.
 

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