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Good News for Eynsham Swifts! 16 Jul 2019 We hear a lot about declining numbers of these summer visitors. But Eynsham seems to be bucking the trend...

One warm evening in early July, a few happy swift enthusiasts did a survey of swift nest sites. We found at least 13 active sites as well as around 30 nest boxes.

The middle of Acre End Street is a hot spot, with around 30 swifts swooping and screeching in joyous groups, making contact with the colony and prospecting for more sites.

Let’s hope they take to some of the nest boxes next year. Maybe they know how much we love them!

We have mapped the nest sites and boxes – please let us know if we have missed any!

Sarah Couch: email sarah.couch@ntlworld.com

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