This is Swift Awareness Week and our project to increase the population of Swifts in Tisbury is reaching its final stage - for this year!
The project was in response to a nationwide campaign, described in this press release and we have been magnificently supported throughout by the team from Hampshire Swifts. They've advised us, made the nest boxes and installed them, along with some calling systems if swifts aren't already nesting nearby. We certainly couldn't have done it without them. Thank you, Hampshire Swifts!
Now, we need to survey how many are breeding here, so that we can assess how effective all the new nest boxes are over the coming years. We're getting together on Thursday evening before going to the ten areas of Tisbury that we're focusing on for the survey. So look out for us, walking slowly around listening and watching for swift activity.
If you're interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone me on 07831 253616.
Meanwhile, if you'd like to view videos of these amazing birds, I've put the 'library' of those that have so far come our way, on the Projects page.
The pages now display photos of fungi taken by members. This one by Andrew Carter - Trametes versicolour.
Please do not eat any of them.
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.