Guided Walks And Nest Box Placing For Swifts Awareness Week In Shaftesbury

It’s national Swift Awareness Week and Catherine Simmonds from the Shaftesbury Swift Group talks about some special events, including a guided swift walk at 8.30pm on Wednesday 7th July from Shaftesbury Abbey.

Catherine Simmonds

The campaign to install swift nesting boxes and swift bricks to house the birds is going well. Shaftesbury artist Rachel Sargent has produced cards featuring swifts in the landscape and card sales have funded the boxes.

The new owners of the former Bell Street supermarket, Kelsie and Richard Whittemore, have agreed to host five double boxes on the building.