Little Swift

Apus affinis

ML133077541


Hartlepool Headland
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Latitude and Longitude 54.6961, -1.1817 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Found day before by Sam Viles, it then roosted on someones house for the night however was viewable on the house by street light. We arrived an hour and a half before light, so watching the bird roosting for two hours before it started to whizz around the Headland. At some points it was flying no more than a couple of inches alongside the crowd, making photography hard. The square tail, white rump that banded round to some extent and small size ruled it out from any other Swifts. Identified as a 1st winter bird due to difference in tips to coverts.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D3300
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
210 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
1,490KB
Dimensions
2721 x 1349

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