Celebrating The Return Of Shaftesbury’s Swifts

Swift numbers have fallen by 50% over the last 25 years.

Shaftesbury is lucky to have a swift colony and local volunteers are determined to do what they can to prevent a further decline in numbers.

Alfred’s Mariko Whyte talks with Catherine Simmonds of the Shaftesbury Swift Group. Catherine explains how local volunteers are making a difference.

The group is planning an annual event to celebrate the return of the birds to our town. You’ll hear how you can get involved during our report from Alfred’s new weekly nature programme – North Dorset Nature.