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.

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Swallow / Photo - Gary Cox

Species information

Swallow

The swallow is a common summer visitor, arriving in April and leaving in October. It builds mud and straw nests on ledges, often in farm buildings and outhouses, or under the eaves of houses. Swallows are widespread and common birds of farmland and open pasture near water. T

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