The strange swift

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Back in July we had a very unusual swift arrive at the hospital.

Marilyn tried to release him last Friday as the window for releasing swifts is closing fast. He flew along the ground without gaining height which was disappointing as we can not over winter a swift. However on Monday hearing there had been a surge of swifts leaving our shores Marilyn released one of our younger swifts who went beautifully. She then tried again with his silver friend not really thinking he would actually go and as she held him with her hands she could feel how strong he was. With a gentle lift he FLEW watching him gain height until he disappeared against the clouds.

It was never confirmed if he was a different species or whether a unique colouring but at least we were able to release him back to the wild.