Swift Diary 2017
     
                 left - gable boxes, middle - under eave boxes, right - under eave back
gable boxes

n/b = non breeder from 2016

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
1                      
2                      
3                      
4                      
5                      
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10                      
11                      

under eave boxes - front

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st out 2nd out 3rd out 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
1                      
2                      
3                      
4                      
5                      
6                      
7                      
8                      
9 4/5 4/5 29/5 31/5              

under eave boxes - back

  bird 1 bird 2 egg 1 egg 2 egg 3 1st hatch 2nd hatched 3rd hatched 1st fledged 2nd fledged 3rd fledged
1 19/5 21/5                  
2                      
3                      
 
 
2017 Observations
(bracketed dates are from previous seasons)
 
videos can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/user/sandersii/videos

the dates when the first swift of each pair has returned to their nest boxes on my house

2009 May 6th, 8th, 9th, 9th, 9th, 13th
2010 May 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 9th, 16th
2011 May 3rd, 5th, 5th, 6th, 8th
2012 May 10th, 10th, 10th, 12th
2013 May 7th, 7th, 7th, 12th, 17th, 17th, 31st
2014 May 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 6th, 6th, 7th
2015 May 5th, 5th, 8th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 14th, 15th
2016 May 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 8th,
 
average date = May 8th/9th
 
April 15th two swifts at Oxford Island
 
April 22nd
c.10 swifts at Oxford Island
a swift is back in a box in Cullybackey
 
April 27th two swifts very close to the house