Alpine Swift

Recent sightings of Alpine Swift

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
22/04/18ALPINE SWIFTSouthcote Meadows1P W Driver
10:25
Possible
Large sickle-winged swift, pale bellied. Flying fairly directly south. Seen with AVL.  
15/10/14ALPINE SWIFTLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
13:42
Seen from Bittern Hide with TAG, over landfill then moved SW often speed diving to around 100 ft above houses immediatetly North of Sandford Mill. Off WNW at around 150-200ft after just 3 mins.  
15/05/13ALPINE SWIFTAscot Heath1M F Walford
15:00
Over Ascot Racecourse with Swifts (per BirdGuides.com).  
20/03/10ALPINE SWIFTWargrave1M F Walford
15:25
Seen again by DJB & CDRH from Willow Lane but lost again! (per DJB).  
20/03/10ALPINE SWIFTWargrave1M F Walford
13:45
Initially seen flying straight though Borough Marsh before being re-located over the polly tunnels near Piggott School, but currently not visible. Found by CDRH.  
23/09/08ALPINE SWIFTBracknell1M J Smith
16:30
Probable
presumed - no binoculars, but viewed from 5th floor Ocean House during a business meeting, large swift sp. flying round orange building opposite, too big and not fleeting in flight for commn swift, and very late for a common swift, flight very similar to Alpine swifts seen in Italy.  
23/04/06ALPINE SWIFTGreenham Common1B M Archer
15:05
Tim Ball has just seen it fly over heading north.  
18/04/06ALPINE SWIFTMaidenhead1M F Walford
18:45
per Gary Randall.  
18/04/06ALPINE SWIFTSummerleaze GP1B M Archer
16:45
Still present when I left Ashley Park road at 16:45.  
18/04/06ALPINE SWIFTSummerleaze GP1M F Walford
13:45
per Paul Bright-thomas.  

Past records of Alpine Swift

YearDetails
2010Borough Marsh, 20th March, also seen at Wargrave.
2006Greenham Common, 23rd April.
2006Maidenhead, 15th-18th April.
1983Wraysbury GPs, 9th-25th May.
1955Silwood Park, 7th June.