Thursday, 15 December 2016


Ian Hartrey has been busy contacting builders in Penarth with a view to erecting more Swift boxes. To date the responses have been generally positive. One potential site is right opposite where Ian lives.

Dick Newell article

Dick Newell recently contributed an article on Swifts to Mark Avery's blog. Well worth a look.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Swift boxes in Penarth

 Dave & Margaret Knight from Penarth, contacted us in November. As they had scaffolding up, they wondered whether we could supply Swift boxes. Unfortunately the wall that the boxes were to go on is south-facing. (Although Dick Newell, at the recent SLN meeting, indicated that south-facing is OK, as long as the boxes are thick walled and painted white). I delivered a couple of boxes to them and they are now up. This is an area where Swifts occur, so fingers crossed.