Swallow Webcam

Swallow webcam

Swallow youngsters Photo - Richard Bowler

Welcome to our live Swallow webcam

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.

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.

Updates

Saturday 25th May - 3 chicks have been spotted on the camera this morning.
Friday 31st May - Mum has been spotted feeding 5 chicks.
Wednesday 5th June - All 5 chicks look healthy and are growing fast.
Monday 10th June - The chicks have been stretching their wings and will be ready to fledge any day now.
Friday 14th June - All 5 chicks have left the nest.

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Thursday 27th June - Looks like we are getting ready for a second brood.
Friday 12th July - We believe the chicks have hatched.

Thursday 25th July - Unfortunately we lost 2 of the chicks today, the 3 remaining chicks were all unwell and have been taken to a wildlife rescue centre.

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Friday 16th August - The female has been spotted in the nest this week, we believe she is preparing for a 3rd brood.
Sunday 25th August - 2 chicks have been spotted in the nest this afternoon.
Monday 2nd September - Both chicks are doing well are growing fast.
Monday 9th September - The chicks are preparing to fledge, Lots of wing stretching over the weekend.
Thursday 12th September - Both chicks have successfully fledged.

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