Alpine Swift in Crawley.
As the title of this blog post says , it was a a very rewarding twitch to Crawley this morning , i arrived at the site in Crawley at approx 6.45am in the anticipated hope of seeing the Alpine Swift come out of it's roost .
Flying low around the trees.
Well after over 3 hours there was no sign of my target bird and the weather had deteriorated so i decided to head for home , well approx half hour into my journey home news broke . the Alpine Swift is back !! " well a swift turn around and i was soon back on site and enjoyed some close overhead views of this wonderful Alpine Swift , this was a very welcome year tick for me .
White throat patch and belly.
Long winged .
Really enjoyed watching this bird and also great to meet up with some familiar faces .
The Alpine Swift eventually went back to roost and i could only manage a brief look as it was on private land .
Record shot of the Alpine Swift roosting.