Tuesday 1 May 2012

Victim of cold wet weather

This Swift was found on the ground at Pennington Flash today. Moribund and very light when weighed. The average weight for a Swift is 40g and this one weighed just under 30g. I am currently feeding it with dead maggots and it seems to be improving a bit. It probably had a rough migration and then found poor feeding conditions here with the cold wet weather.

Common Swift (Apus apus)

Common Swift (Apus apus)

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