Conservationists and wildlife lovers have noticed that this year many swifts are arriving back to their nesting sites two weeks later than normal.

The UK’s swifts return every year to nest here after spending the winter in Africa, but have been arriving late this year.

The migration undertaken by the swifts each year is full of challenges, but it is thought that storms and cold wet weather have been making their journey even harder than usual.


“There has been some really appalling spring weather this year in Italy, France, Spain and the Balkans,” says swift expert Edward Mayer, who runs the Swift Conservation website.

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