National Nest Box factsheet – Focus on Swifts
Swifts in a nest box with eggs
This spring, an estimated 100,000 pairs of Swifts will return from their wintering areas in Africa to once again grace the skies of Britain, and they will need somewhere to raise a brood of youngsters.
Many of these iconic birds will make their way back to the same nest that they have used for several years, but for some the old nest will no longer be available.
As we repair our soffits and replace the old roof with a new one we block-up the holes, nooks and crannies that provide Swifts with just what they need to make a home for the summer.
Source : British Trust for Ornithology