Swift Action

by Andy on July 15, 2011

He was collected from a vets and was described as probabley a baby thrush.
Turned out he was a swift!!

fledgling swift

Weighing just 25 grams, he is nowhere near to flying when he is expected to be 40-50 grams.

It’s interesting the different opinions on what you should feed them. Some opinions are at odds!

We’ve decided to accept the advice that Les Stocker writes in his book Practical Wildlife Care where he says that the special glop recipe and Tropican should do the trick.

He is also very fond of water.




little swift looking out of doorway

It seems that he is very active in the evening and here he is gazing over the door ledge before deciding to scuttle over!

He seems to be doing well but is quite clingy in both senses of the word.

Don’t want to imprint but he will insist of hanging on my shirt!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

carol January 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

i recently rescued a peogion that was injured i took it in gave it some food and kept it warm over night and rang wrat the next morning they gave me a name of a vet to take it to and they took over from there they kept me up to date with the progress of the bird it was nice to have peace of mind that there was someone out there that cared enough to help with the bird most people would just have left the bird to die that is unfair as it has a right to life as any other animal it was easy to just take it in and give it love care and warmth

Andy January 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

It was probably brought to me, in which case he resumed to full health and flew away!

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