Bradford on Avon group formed to save swifts

This Is Wiltshire: Bradford on Avon group formed to save swifts Bradford on Avon group formed to save swifts

Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon has formed a Swift Group to protect the birds, after noting that numbers are decreasing in the town.

The group is an offshoot of the CFBOA biodiversity group and members have been keeping an eye on planning applications that could affect the nesting places of swifts.

They have received £500 from Link2Nature to buy nest boxes for the birds and have also looked into the possibility of altering the dovecot holes in St Margaret’s Hall to make them suitable for swifts.

To join the group email climatechampions@gmail.com

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11:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

vox sanitatem says...

This could only happen in Bradford! :)
This could only happen in Bradford! :) vox sanitatem
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9:13am Sun 27 Apr 14

beetawix says...

If swifts choose not to spend summer in Bradford on Avon then so be it. I should imagine the sight and fumes of the traffic queues is enough to put them off. They probably also prefer flat places.
If swifts choose not to spend summer in Bradford on Avon then so be it. I should imagine the sight and fumes of the traffic queues is enough to put them off. They probably also prefer flat places. beetawix
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6:01pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

I well remember a swift being regularly spotted in the buildings of the old grammar school.
I well remember a swift being regularly spotted in the buildings of the old grammar school. Mrs Donnyfly
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1:28am Tue 29 Apr 14

moonrakin wurzel says...

Link2Nature? £500? - CFB need to apply for a grant for a few quids worth of plywood?

Swifts go where the food insects are - before they look for somewhere to breed and nest and one has to assume that the absence of food is the determining factor and *not* the absence of nest boxes.

This is a token gesture based on a shallow, self serving interpretation of the matter.

Have CFB done a survey and published the results anywhere? thought not.
Link2Nature? £500? - CFB need to apply for a grant for a few quids worth of plywood? Swifts go where the food insects are - before they look for somewhere to breed and nest and one has to assume that the absence of food is the determining factor and *not* the absence of nest boxes. This is a token gesture based on a shallow, self serving interpretation of the matter. Have CFB done a survey and published the results anywhere? thought not. moonrakin wurzel
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