Swifts in the Bell Tower

1st Jul 2021 19.00pm - 1st Jul 2021 21.00 Event Type: Other

Swifts in the Bell Tower – another step forward in bird conservation

Thursday 1st July - 7pm
Via Zoom - The Passcode will be sent to you the day before.

As 100,000 pairs of swifts have been lost in the last 23 years, cathedrals and churches across the UK are being encouraged to provide homes for these summer visitors. Following the successful installation of swift boxes in the Winchester Cathedral bell tower last year, an electronic call system has been switched on to encourage the swifts to nest. In this lecture we shall learn of the importance of this species, as well as of the progress being made both locally and nationally to halt the decline.

Tim Norriss is a Trustee of Hampshire Swifts which seeks to reverse the decline of Swifts in the county by ensuring an ever-increasing supply of suitable nest sites for these iconic birds, by conserving existing nest sites and providing new nest sites on existing and new buildings.

Tickets £5 + £1.25 booking fee.

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