You may have been aware that until recently Oreo has been renting out part of his stable to a family of swifts. The parents built a beautiful nest attached to the ceiling light and raised 6 chicks.
They have finally grown enough to leave the security of the stable and start their lives on the wing.
Swifts are fantastic fliers and managed to miss heads of volunteers and Oreo on numerous occasions and they can even sleep on the wing!
Watching them grow from afar has been really interesting and we have always made sure we stayed at a distance, so not to frighten them.
The swift family will stay around Britain until winter arrives and they fly south to spend the colder months in Africa, where it will definitely be warmer than it is here!
Maybe they’ll be back next year?