Swallowcam

I think that I better warn you that this video runs for five and a half minutes.

I made it for me because I wanted to observe the frequency of feeds and what happens in the nest when mum and dad are away.

Yesterday I had to wait twenty minutes between feeds but it was raining they are much more frequent today. I counted thirteen feeds in five and a half minutes.

If you just want to skip to the best bit well, at 2:55 you can see first the adult female and then the male come in to feed the starvelings. The difference between the sexes is in the length of their tail feathers (streamers) The male’s are much longer.

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