At the beginning of May, with the help of  Hampshire Swifts we installed 5 swift boxes onto our Bargate head office, we’ve played swift calls on repeat three times a day to attract these aerial birds but unfortunately not one swift has nested in our boxes this year, much to our disappointment. The problem with Mother Nature is you can’t guarantee results. With the nesting season now over we have switched off the bird calls and will wait until next year to try again.

The adolescent birds will have been exploring their surroundings ready for next year’s departure from their mothers. So who knows who has already sussed out their nesting spot at the Bargate offices for next year! Fingers crossed for a more successful turnout.