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This year Breathing Places is taking a keen interest in swifts...

Swifts in flight, Copyright Northern Ireland Enviironment Agency

Mark Smyth's latest video link - 20th July
"Here's a video of a swift chick at Phil's house looking out thinking 'should I stay or should I go?'"

Mark's 2010 swift diary>>

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

Mark Smyth's 6th May video

The left bird is very nervous having just spent 9 months flying to and from southern Africa. The fluttering wings are supposed to mean it's looking for reassurance from it's mate by getting it to preen his/her head. The scream is asking if the other bird is the mate from last year.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Learn more about Northern Ireland's breeding colonies and watch a swift video.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

Swifts at the Crescent Arts Centre

YouTube videos of the NIEA's Peter Cush talking about the refurbishment of The Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

Kerry Leonard on Swifts

The Swift has been Amber listed as the UK population has declined 25-50% in the last 15 years.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

NIEA Biodiverstiy Correspondents

In conjunction with Breathing Places NIEA is asking for your biodiversity stories.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

Swift Conservation

Keeping the skies alive. Check out their amazing gallery.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

The Northern Ireland Swift Group

Learn more from our local enthusiasts and follow Mark Smyth's diary sightings and video for 2010.

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

Mark Smyth's Swift chick work out video

Taken from 2009...

Swift - Copyright Northern Ireland Envionment Agency

Mark Smyth's Swift Videos Archive

Taken from 2009...




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