New Hythe GPs - Alpine swift
I've had a few new misses with alpine swift over the years that can be notoriously difficult to catch up with, often only remaining on location for short periods before hurtling off to their next destination.
This year has seen an unprecedented influx across the UK and Ireland with a few individuals remaining in specific locations for a few days. New Hythe Gravel Pits was one such site, however nothing is guaranteed once these birds have departed their roost sites.
Predictably on arrival, this individual had departed and was not seen for the first hour or so of the morning but it soon returned (to my surprise) and continued to show overhead for the rest of the morning. A brilliant sight seeing this continental aerobat continually make passes over the pits.