Welcome to our Swallow nest live webcam!

Monday 22nd May 2017

Swallow youngsters by Richard Bowler

The nest is at our Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve, on the Colne Estuary, south-east of Colchester, among the wooden beams of the garage next door to our visitor centre - and there is at least one chick in the nest!

It is hard to tell at the moment how many chicks there are - the best view is when an adult brings food. 

Swallows are acrobatic, much-loved birds that are summer visitors to the UK, after wintering in Africa. Swallows have nested in this location at Fingringhoe Wick for several years in a row. 

Please note that this is live, unedited footage of Swallows; at times, it is possible that there may be disturbing images of the natural world.


With thanks to 'Wildlife Gadgetman', Outersight and Shadowfax for their technical expertise.

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