COLUMN: Swift Action at The Maltings

Wildlife needs to be protected where ever possible, so many are in decline and need to be helped where ever possible and I was delighted when a member for Action For Swifts contacted me at the City of Ely Council.

Swifts are migratory birds and arrive in the UK around April/May they stay long enough to breed and are off again around August back to Africa. They are monogamous and roost on the wing and only land between one breeding season and the next.

In helping these declining birds, I am pleased to inform and confirm that East Cambs District Council (owners of the Maltings ) and City of Ely Council ( lease holders of the Maltings ), have given their permission to install more swift boxes at the Maltings for these legally protected birds, that are in decline with their nest sites.

Installation of extra swift boxes will hopefully be installed ready for swift awareness week when the next breeding season starts in 2019.

Deputy Mayor of Ely Cllr Alison Arnold

Featured image shows an example of Swift Boxes

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