Below, you can find live feeds of four local swift nests during their nesting season in Gibraltar. Two species of swifts have historically nested in built-up areas in Gibraltar; the Common Swift characterised by its dark, almost black, colour, and the Pallid swift, which is paler brown. These fast moving, sickle-shaped birds, signal the start of the spring and are a characteristic feature of the spring and summer skies in Gibraltar. It is hoped that the installation of Swift nest boxes, along with the promotion of more eco-friendly building designs, will help increase local population numbers. In return, they'll help keep down the numbers of mosquitoes during the hot summer nights!
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