Tuesday, 24 January 2017

SEWBReC forum

Alan Rosney gave a brief presentation on our Swift project to the Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders' forum on Saturday 20th January (held at the Park Inn, Cardiff). It seemed to go down well.

Friday, 20 January 2017

St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major

Productive site meeting in Llantwit Major this morning. Howard Driver measured the space where we'd like to install boxes inside the church tower. The plan is to try four boxes in a stack arrangement (with calling system ) to start with, with a view to adding more if it is successful.
Many thanks to the vicar and bell ringers from the church for allowing us access.

A view of the church from the entrance. We plan to install the boxes behind the louvres on the opposite side of the tower (east facing).

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Call system for Merthyr tower

Good news. Merthyr Council have purchased a call system for use with the Swift tower in Parc Taf Bargoed. Let's hope it is successful.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Upcoming meetings

We've got several meetings in the next couple of weeks to discuss all things Swift.

1. I've been down to Penarth to look at the potential nest box sites that Ian Hartrey has lined up.
2. A site visit to the church in Llantwit Major has been arranged. Thanks to Gareth Roberts for arranging access.The plan is to measure up the space for nest box erection inside the tower.
3. I'm giving a short presentation on Swifts at the SEWBReC forum on Saturday 21st Jan. in Cardiff.
4. We're meeting with a rep from Cardiff Council to discuss Swift towers on 25th Jan. Thanks to RSPB Cymru for setting this up.