Swift release to the wild
London Community News
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With his trusty London Birds book in hand, four-year-old Luke takes a closer look at two young chimney swifts about to be reintroduced into the wild at King’s University College on Wednesday evening (Aug.15).
The birds were two of three that were turned over to Swift Care Ontario (SCO) in critical condition on July 23, after being recovered from a furnace pipe by an Aylmer homeowner.
The King’s University College location was chosen as ideal to release the birds after being rehabilitated, due to a large chimney attached to the Wemple Building that has become a roosting site for hundreds of swifts in August and September.
Located in Komoka, SCO is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation centre specializing in species-at-risk — particularly insect eating birds like the chimney swift.
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