Thursday, 30 June 2016
Seeing a few Swifts flying around near the house this afternoon prompted me to go and check upper Penarth. Around St. Augustine's Church there were around 12 birds, plus a further 20 above Uppercliff Drive nearby. They were feeding in drizzly rain and I saw no evidence of visiting nest sites although some of the houses around the church look suitable. The houses around Uppercliff drive are all fairly modern and probably do not have suitable roff entry. The Sifts were greatly outnumbered by the House Martins feeding above the churchyard and surrounding area, which numbered around 100.