Excitement As Shaftesbury Swifts Occupy New Nesting Boxes Sooner Than Expected

Alfred’s wildlife recorder Nick Crump has had a delightful surprise.

Last year he put up swift nesting boxes on the side of his Breach Lane home. The birds don’t usually move in immediately. He had not expected occupants of the colony boxes until next year at the earliest.

The swift boxes that Nick has built into his house.

But a pair has taken residence. Nick talks about his exciting discovery and plays us his recording of the birds.