Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Had a phone call from Dave & Margaret Knight from Penarth last week. His neighbour's cat had brought in a Swift. It was still alive, so Dave did exactly the right thing, by putting it in a box and giving it water from a tissue. Sadly the Swift died the next day. It seems, it had been trying to enter a nest site that had been blocked up during renovations to the roof and exhausted itself. It shows that we must be mindful of this when undertaking roof repairs.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
Cardiff and the GBC are included in an article on Swifts in the current edition of Nature's Home magazine. I undertook a phone interview with Louise Tickle some time ago and quite frankly had forgotten all about it and was quite shocked to see my name in print this afternoon.
Friday, 21 April 2017
A Swift has already been seen (at Sker Point on 15th Apr - incredibly early).
- Julia has been back to Llantwit Major and fitted the call system to the boxes in the church tower. Let's hope that it is a success.
- A proposal has been put to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding for a Swift Tower in Cardiff Bay. Watch this space.