Legacy projects - Swifts



This project is aimed at encouraging swifts by monitoring their activities and erecting swift boxes in the appropiate place to enable more breeding pairs.

We have completed several surveys of the Chichester City but it has proved difficult to ascertain where the swifts are nesting although there are plenty of swifts flying around. So we have reverted to Articles in the Chichester Observor and "word of mouth" to spread the word that we have available boxes for anyone in the area that wants one.
This resulted in large response from the Chichester area and August and September were spent erecting boxes in the evenings. The area covered was from Walberton to Bosham and Midhurst to Bracklesham Bay  with a current total of 34 boxes being installed. Richard Kennedy of Team Endeavour UK Ltd (many thanks, Richard) has agreed to install at no cost. As we were installing at Lavant swifts were going in and out about 2 metres away so very hopeful of those
Six boxes have still to be installed in the Chichester City but due to the dark evenings have to be done on the weekends..

John Kelsall

 
 

Chichester, West Sussex

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