During 2012/13 we decided to monitor swifts.
BoA is very fortunate to be visited by these wonderful birds, who make their homes in this area. They are dependent on the availability of food and nesting sites which can be natural or artificial. Nestboxes make great presents and can help maintain the swift population.
Several nest boxes have already been installed by Linden Homes in buildings on the new Kingston Mill site encouraged by a couple of CFB members.
We now have an active “swift group” which will be monitoring the swifts’ activity more closely when they come over in 2014. Since the group started 7 swift boxes have been installed around town, some on houses and 2 at St Laurence School.
The Swift Conservation Society has lots of useful information on its website as well as plans for building nest boxes.