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Common swift (Apus apus) flying low to water while hunting, Norfolk, England, UK, July. Winner of Animal Behaviour Category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019.
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Robin Chittenden / Common swift (Apus apus) flying low to water while hunting, Norfolk, England, UK, July. Winner of Animal Behaviour Category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019.
Slow motion clip of a pair of Common swifts (Apus apus) approaching and entering a nest hole in  limestone cliff, Norfolk, England, UK, May.
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Dave Bevan / Slow motion clip of a pair of Common swifts (Apus apus) approaching and entering a nest hole in limestone cliff, Norfolk, England, UK, May.
Common swifts (Apus apus) flying overhead, Wiltshire, UK, June.  Digital composite image.
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Nick Upton / Common swifts (Apus apus) flying overhead, Wiltshire, UK, June. Digital composite image.
Swift (Apus apus) flock screaming  in flight against blue sky and clouds, Monmouthshire Wales, UK,  July.
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Phil Savoie / Swift (Apus apus) flock screaming in flight against blue sky and clouds, Monmouthshire Wales, UK, July.
Swift (Apus apus) flock screaming  in flight against blue sky and clouds, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, July.
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Phil Savoie / Swift (Apus apus) flock screaming in flight against blue sky and clouds, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, July.
Swift (Apus apus) flock screaming  in flight against blue sky and clouds, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, July.
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Phil Savoie / Swift (Apus apus) flock screaming in flight against blue sky and clouds, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, July.
Common swift (Apus apus) feeding chick in a nest box, filmed using infrared light, Cambridge, England, UK, August.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) feeding chick in a nest box, filmed using infrared light, Cambridge, England, UK, August.
Swift (Apus apus) in flight. Helsinki, Finland. July
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Markus Varesvuo / Swift (Apus apus) in flight. Helsinki, Finland. July
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) emerging from den, native to North America
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Roland Seitre / Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) emerging from den, native to North America
Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex) Birds flying past rainbow created by waterfalls, Iguazu National Park, Argentina, October 2008
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Ben Lascelles / Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex) Birds flying past rainbow created by waterfalls, Iguazu National Park, Argentina, October 2008
Common Swift (Apus apus) in flight, Helsinki Finland July
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Markus Varesvuo / Common Swift (Apus apus) in flight, Helsinki Finland July
Juvenile Swift fox (Vulpes velox) stalking prey on the shortgrass prairie of Southern Wyoming, Wyoming, USA
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Shattil & Rozinski / Juvenile Swift fox (Vulpes velox) stalking prey on the shortgrass prairie of Southern Wyoming, Wyoming, USA
Swift fox (Vulpes velox) running, backlit, Wyoming, USA
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Shattil & Rozinski / Swift fox (Vulpes velox) running, backlit, Wyoming, USA
Swift fox (Vulpes velox) cubs near den, Wyoming, USA
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Shattil & Rozinski / Swift fox (Vulpes velox) cubs near den, Wyoming, USA
Great dusky swifts {Cypseloides senex} flying to roost behind waterfall, Noel Kempff, Bolivia, South America
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Pete Oxford / Great dusky swifts {Cypseloides senex} flying to roost behind waterfall, Noel Kempff, Bolivia, South America
Common swift {Apus apus} nestling. Captive, UK
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Kim Taylor / Common swift {Apus apus} nestling. Captive, UK
Autumn along Swift River, White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire
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Tim Fitzharris / Autumn along Swift River, White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire
Great dusky swifts {Cypseloides senex} flock in flight, morning exit from Ahlfeld waterfall, Noel Kempff NP, Bolivia, South America
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Pete Oxford / Great dusky swifts {Cypseloides senex} flock in flight, morning exit from Ahlfeld waterfall, Noel Kempff NP, Bolivia, South America
Merlin (Falco columbarius) with Swift (Apus apus) prey , Cumbria, UK, captive. July
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Ann & Steve Toon / Merlin (Falco columbarius) with Swift (Apus apus) prey , Cumbria, UK, captive. July
Swift (Apus apus) in flight with blue cloudy sky, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
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Phil Savoie / Swift (Apus apus) in flight with blue cloudy sky, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Swift (Apus apus) in flight with blue cloudy sky, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. July
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Phil Savoie / Swift (Apus apus) in flight with blue cloudy sky, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. July
Greater crested tern (Thalasseus bergii) feeding on Sardine, Tonga.
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Tony Wu / Greater crested tern (Thalasseus bergii) feeding on Sardine, Tonga.
Glossy swiftlets (Collocalia esculenta) in cave, Sabah, Malaysia
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Suzi Eszterhas / Glossy swiftlets (Collocalia esculenta) in cave, Sabah, Malaysia
Glossy swiftlets (Collocalia esculenta) in cave, Sabah, Malaysia
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Suzi Eszterhas / Glossy swiftlets (Collocalia esculenta) in cave, Sabah, Malaysia
Palawan swiftlets (Aerodramus palawanensis) returning to the subterranean river cave, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Palawan, the Philippines. Endemic to...
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Duncan Murrell / Palawan swiftlets (Aerodramus palawanensis) returning to the subterranean river cave, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Palawan, the Philippines. Endemic to...
Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) male basking on beach with Great crested terns (Thalasseus bergii) in foreground. Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
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Steven David Miller / Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) male basking on beach with Great crested terns (Thalasseus bergii) in foreground. Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Orange swift moth (Triodia sylvina) Norfolk, England, UK. August
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Robin Chittenden / Orange swift moth (Triodia sylvina) Norfolk, England, UK. August
Common Swift (Apus apus) in flight reflected in water, Norfolk, England, UK. July.
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Robin Chittenden / Common Swift (Apus apus) in flight reflected in water, Norfolk, England, UK. July.
Common Swift (Apus apus) in flight reflected in water, Norfolk, England, UK. July.
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Robin Chittenden / Common Swift (Apus apus) in flight reflected in water, Norfolk, England, UK. July.
Common swift (Apus apus) hunting over water, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
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Robin Chittenden / Common swift (Apus apus) hunting over water, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
Common swift (Apus apus) hunting over water, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
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Robin Chittenden / Common swift (Apus apus) hunting over water, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
Common swift (Apus apus) hunting over water, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
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Robin Chittenden / Common swift (Apus apus) hunting over water, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
Common swift (Apus apus) Norfolk, England, UK. July.
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Robin Chittenden / Common swift (Apus apus) Norfolk, England, UK. July.
Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) flying, Zadar, Croatia
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Martin Grimm/ BIA / Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) flying, Zadar, Croatia
Slow motion clip of a Common swift (Apus apus) flying and landing on a rockface before entering nest crevice, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
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Dave Bevan / Slow motion clip of a Common swift (Apus apus) flying and landing on a rockface before entering nest crevice, Norfolk, England, UK, July.
Slow motion clip of a Common swift (Apus apus) flying from nest crevice in a rock face Norfolk, England, UK, July.
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Dave Bevan / Slow motion clip of a Common swift (Apus apus) flying from nest crevice in a rock face Norfolk, England, UK, July.
Great dusky swifts (Cypseloides senex) roosting behind one of the falls at Iguassu Falls, Brazil
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Luke Massey / Great dusky swifts (Cypseloides senex) roosting behind one of the falls at Iguassu Falls, Brazil
Great dusky swifts (Cypseloides senex) roosting behind one of the falls at Iguassu Falls, Brazil
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Luke Massey / Great dusky swifts (Cypseloides senex) roosting behind one of the falls at Iguassu Falls, Brazil
Swift terns (Thalasseus bergii) Luderitz, Namibia.
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Ann & Steve Toon / Swift terns (Thalasseus bergii) Luderitz, Namibia.
Crested tern (Sterna bergii) juvenile entangled in a fishing line, likely cut off by a fisherman after the bird swallowed the hooked bait. Australia.
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Jiri Lochman / Crested tern (Sterna bergii) juvenile entangled in a fishing line, likely cut off by a fisherman after the bird swallowed the hooked bait. Australia.
Crested tern (Sterna bergii) juvenile, entangled in a fishing line, likely cut off by a   fisherman after the bird swallowed the hooked bait  Australia.
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Jiri Lochman / Crested tern (Sterna bergii) juvenile, entangled in a fishing line, likely cut off by a fisherman after the bird swallowed the hooked bait Australia.
Greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias)  under branches of a tree root eroded away by the swift current of their annual spawning stream. Neota Wilderness Area, Colorado, USA, July.
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Charlie Summers / Greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias) under branches of a tree root eroded away by the swift current of their annual spawning stream. Neota Wilderness Area, Colorado, USA, July.
Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) together in the swift current of a spawning stream.  They will feed when the current brings food to them.  The male on the right has a deformed mouth from a fisher...
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Charlie Summers / Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) together in the swift current of a spawning stream. They will feed when the current brings food to them. The male on the right has a deformed mouth from a fisher...
Karri moth (Aenetus dulcis) William Bay National Park, Western Australia. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
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MYN / Lily Kumpe / Karri moth (Aenetus dulcis) William Bay National Park, Western Australia. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
Four Common swifts (Apus apus) silhouetted against the sky as they fly in formation over the chimney of a cottage at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
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Nick Upton / Four Common swifts (Apus apus) silhouetted against the sky as they fly in formation over the chimney of a cottage at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead with its tail feathers spread out, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead with its tail feathers spread out, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
Common swift (Apus apus) screaming as they fly in formation over cottage roofs at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) screaming as they fly in formation over cottage roofs at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
Common swift (Apus apus) screaming as they fly in formation over cottage roofs at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) screaming as they fly in formation over cottage roofs at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.
Nick Upton setting up a remote camera on an extension roof to photograph Common swifts (Apus apus) coming and going from a nest box under the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June 2016. M...
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Nick Upton / Nick Upton setting up a remote camera on an extension roof to photograph Common swifts (Apus apus) coming and going from a nest box under the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June 2016. M...
Common swift  (Apus apus) flying to a nest box attached to the eaves of a cottage with a feather and straw in its beak to build its nest with, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying to a nest box attached to the eaves of a cottage with a feather and straw in its beak to build its nest with, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
Remote camera set up on an extension roof to photograph Common swifts (Apus apus) coming and going from a nest box under the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June 2016.
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Nick Upton / Remote camera set up on an extension roof to photograph Common swifts (Apus apus) coming and going from a nest box under the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June 2016.
Common swift  (Apus apus) two flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) two flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying to its nest site under roof tiles on an old cottage, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying to its nest site under roof tiles on an old cottage, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May 2018.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, having just arrived after migration from African wintering grounds, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, having just arrived after migration from African wintering grounds, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May.
Common swifts (Apus apus) flying over rooftops, having just arrived after migration from African wintering grounds, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May.
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Nick Upton / Common swifts (Apus apus) flying over rooftops, having just arrived after migration from African wintering grounds, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May.
Common Swift (Apus apus) flying, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Martin Grimm/ BIA / Common Swift (Apus apus) flying, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
People watching Swifts (Apus apus) flying around an old cottage they are nesting in during a swift walk organised by the local swift group, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model released.
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Nick Upton / People watching Swifts (Apus apus) flying around an old cottage they are nesting in during a swift walk organised by the local swift group, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model released.
Four orphaned Common swift chicks (Apus apus), almost grown to full size, held in a keeping cage and about to be fed by Judith Wakelam, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Four orphaned Common swift chicks (Apus apus), almost grown to full size, held in a keeping cage and about to be fed by Judith Wakelam, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Two orphaned Common swift chicks (Apus apus), almost grown to full size, held in a keeping cage and about to be fed by Judith Wakelam, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two orphaned Common swift chicks (Apus apus), almost grown to full size, held in a keeping cage and about to be fed by Judith Wakelam, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
People watching Swifts (Apus apus) flying around Holy Trinity church during a swift walk organised by the local swift group, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June. Digital composite. Model released.
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Nick Upton / People watching Swifts (Apus apus) flying around Holy Trinity church during a swift walk organised by the local swift group, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June. Digital composite. Model released.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying to its nest in a Swift nest box in the belfry of All Saints Church, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying to its nest in a Swift nest box in the belfry of All Saints Church, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying from a nest box after feeding its chicks, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying from a nest box after feeding its chicks, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Monitor linked to an infra red camera in a Common swift (Apus apus) nestbox with an adult sitting beside two well developed chicks in a nest cup, Worlington, UK, Suffolk.
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Nick Upton / Monitor linked to an infra red camera in a Common swift (Apus apus) nestbox with an adult sitting beside two well developed chicks in a nest cup, Worlington, UK, Suffolk.
Two Common swift eggs (Apus apus) in a nest box in a church belfry, inspected during a ringing study, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two Common swift eggs (Apus apus) in a nest box in a church belfry, inspected during a ringing study, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Two compartment nest box for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached under the eaves of a house, Landbeach, Cambridgeshire, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two compartment nest box for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached under the eaves of a house, Landbeach, Cambridgeshire, UK, July.
Common swift chick (Apus apus) reared to full size by Judith Wakelam, climbing up the side of a child's play pen and almost ready to be released, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Common swift chick (Apus apus) reared to full size by Judith Wakelam, climbing up the side of a child's play pen and almost ready to be released, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Judith Wakelam returns an orphan Common swift chick (Apus apus) to a child's play pen used to house several chicks after feeding it, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.  Model released.
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Nick Upton / Judith Wakelam returns an orphan Common swift chick (Apus apus) to a child's play pen used to house several chicks after feeding it, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July. Model released.
House sparrow (Passer domesticus) using a nestbox intended for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / House sparrow (Passer domesticus) using a nestbox intended for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
All Saints Church which has over 40 swift nestboxes in the belfry and a thriving colony of breeding Common swifts (Apus apus), Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / All Saints Church which has over 40 swift nestboxes in the belfry and a thriving colony of breeding Common swifts (Apus apus), Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Common swift (Apus apus) two flying over the weathercock on the spire of Holy Trinity Church, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) two flying over the weathercock on the spire of Holy Trinity Church, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Screaming party of Common swifts (Apus apus) flying around a church bell tower at dusk, where a large colony breeds in nestboxes behind the window louvres, All Saints Church, Worlington, Suffolk, UK,...
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Nick Upton / Screaming party of Common swifts (Apus apus) flying around a church bell tower at dusk, where a large colony breeds in nestboxes behind the window louvres, All Saints Church, Worlington, Suffolk, UK,...
Screaming party of Common swifts (Apus apus) flying around a church bell tower at dusk, where a large colony breeds in nestboxes behind the window louvres, All Saints Church, Worlington, Suffolk, UK,...
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Nick Upton / Screaming party of Common swifts (Apus apus) flying around a church bell tower at dusk, where a large colony breeds in nestboxes behind the window louvres, All Saints Church, Worlington, Suffolk, UK,...
Two nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Five nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Five nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Five nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Five nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Nestbox for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Nestbox for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from plastic piping, attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Hollow swift nest box with a feather filled nest cup held by a member of the local swift group, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model released.
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Nick Upton / Hollow swift nest box with a feather filled nest cup held by a member of the local swift group, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model released.
Swift nest boxes atached to the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Swift nest boxes atached to the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Swift nest boxes atached to the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Swift nest boxes atached to the eaves of a cottage, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Five nest boxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached under the eaves of a house, Milton, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Five nest boxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached under the eaves of a house, Milton, Cambridge, UK, July.
Two nest boxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached under the eaves of a block of flats, with a nesting Swift peering from one, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two nest boxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached under the eaves of a block of flats, with a nesting Swift peering from one, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Roger Beckett building a nestbox for Common swifts (Apus apus) with nest cups, access ports for nest inspection and CCTV cameras, to be fitted in a church tower, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model...
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Nick Upton / Roger Beckett building a nestbox for Common swifts (Apus apus) with nest cups, access ports for nest inspection and CCTV cameras, to be fitted in a church tower, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model...
Nestbox being built for Common swifts (Apus apus) with nest cups, access ports for nest inspection and CCTV cameras, to be fitted in a church tower, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model released.
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Nick Upton / Nestbox being built for Common swifts (Apus apus) with nest cups, access ports for nest inspection and CCTV cameras, to be fitted in a church tower, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model released.
Roger Beckett building a nestbox for Common swifts (Apus apus) with nest cups, access ports for nest inspection and CCTV cameras, to be fitted in a church tower, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model...
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Nick Upton / Roger Beckett building a nestbox for Common swifts (Apus apus) with nest cups, access ports for nest inspection and CCTV cameras, to be fitted in a church tower, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June. Model...
Six nest boxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) in a roof space with swift brick entrance holes and perspex backs so nesting birds can be monitored by a cctv camera and a call playback system, with one n...
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Nick Upton / Six nest boxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) in a roof space with swift brick entrance holes and perspex backs so nesting birds can be monitored by a cctv camera and a call playback system, with one n...
Swift nestbox on a house wall alongside hollow "swift brick" entrances to nest boxes in a roof space, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Swift nestbox on a house wall alongside hollow "swift brick" entrances to nest boxes in a roof space, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Two multiple nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from  attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two multiple nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) made from attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Two multiple nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus)  attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two multiple nestboxes for Common swifts (Apus apus) attached to the wall of a block of flats, Edgecombe, Cambridge, UK, July.
Swift lousefly (Craeterina pallida), a blood sucking parasite unique to swift nests, found on a Swift chick (Apus apus) and held in the hands of a bird ringer, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July. Model rel...
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Nick Upton / Swift lousefly (Craeterina pallida), a blood sucking parasite unique to swift nests, found on a Swift chick (Apus apus) and held in the hands of a bird ringer, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July. Model rel...
Common swift (Apus apus) flying back to its nest under the roof of an old half-timbered house with several swift nests under it, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying back to its nest under the roof of an old half-timbered house with several swift nests under it, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying overhead, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, May.
Common swift (Apus apus) flying to a nest box with its throat pouch bulging with insects it has caught to feed its chicks, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Common swift (Apus apus) flying to a nest box with its throat pouch bulging with insects it has caught to feed its chicks, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Two recently hatched  Common swift chicks (Apus apus) in a nest box in a church belfry, inspected during a ringing study, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two recently hatched Common swift chicks (Apus apus) in a nest box in a church belfry, inspected during a ringing study, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
Two recently hatched  Common swift chicks (Apus apus) in a nest box in a church belfry, inspected during a ringing study, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.
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Nick Upton / Two recently hatched Common swift chicks (Apus apus) in a nest box in a church belfry, inspected during a ringing study, Worlington, Suffolk, UK, July.