Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Swift boxes

Glamorgan Bird Club have had to remove all its stuff from the Kenfig Reserve Centre. I currently have 11 Swift boxes in my garage. Are there any schemes that might use them? Get in touch with Alan Rosney if you're interested.

Yet another talk

I gave another talk on the plight of Swifts to a church group in Pontypridd today. There were about 25 attendees. As with all these talks, I made some useful contacts and also lined up another talk.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Swift Conference - Bristol

Linda, Jane and I attended the SLN (Swift Local Network) Conference yesterday, which took place in the Conference Centre at Bristol Zoo. It was well attended and we were treated to a series of very informative talks from Swift enthusiasts from all around the country. It was great to meet many like-minded folk. I'm sure the three of us learned a lot during the day. Thanks to Peta and Jan for organising.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Swift talks

I have given two talks this month. The first was to the Bridgend branch of the Wildlife Trust at Parc Slip, the second was to Brecon U3A in Theatr Brechiniog.  Both were well attended and generated a lot of questions afterwards.  I've got one more lined up for November, to a church group in Pontypridd.

Next week I'm meeting Jazz from the RSPB to discuss our programme of events for the year ahead. In the meantime, we'll be off to the Swift Conference in Bristol in early November, hoping to garner lots of new ideas.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

They're up

Thanks to the Vale Council, the swift boxes are up on the school in Cadoxton. If you look at the previous post, you'll see the tower above the roof. We've got four boxes there. We'll have to see if it is feasible to play calls next summer.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Potential project in Barry

One of our Swift Champions alerted us to the fact there was scaffolding up on Cadoxton Primary School in Barry. It's a great looking building with potential for a Swift box project. Having been in touch with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, we've got the go ahead to provide some boxes, which their contractors will fit. Not sure we can add a call system but it may be feasible.