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Live-feed cameras now showing swift nests

Pallid swifts are regular visitors to Gibraltar.
Pallid swifts are regular visitors to Gibraltar. / AJDH
  • Following the success of the underwater cameras showing Gibraltar’s wealth of marine life, the focus is now on the Rock’s birds

Two live-feed cameras have just been installed to show the nests of one of the Rock’s best-known visitors, the pallid swift. The Ministry of the Environment hopes the cameras will help raise awareness of the fascinating lives of these birds, and encourage people to protect them and their nest sites. Swifts fly all the way down to tropical Africa and back every single year, and once they leave the nest as youngsters are known to spend several years continuously on the wing.

The images can be seen online from the website www.thinkinggreen.gov.gi. Additional cameras showcasing Gibraltar’s rich wildlife, such as birds of prey, will be launched later this spring.