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Monitoring Swifts in and around Bury St Edmunds

May 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Simon Evans taking a Common swift chick (Apus apus) from a nest box in a church belfry briefly to ring it, Worlington, Suffolk.

Local ornithologist Simon Evans will talk about his work with Swifts including the St John’s Church tower project, which now boast 60 nesting boxes.  This follows Edward Jackson’s talk on 24th April.


Photo: Simon Evans by Nick Upton, with permission



The recording of Simon’s talk is below.  
Answers to the quiz:
1. Other species using the same size ring as a Swift – Kingfisher
2. Bird of Prey foot – Tawny Eagle caught one South Africa January 2019.
3. Two species of swift in the hand:
Apus apus (ours) & Apus pallida ( Pallid Swift)
4. Latin name for lousefly – Crataerina pallida


May 27, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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