57: #57: Common Swift

The Common Swift is in decline. Jamie Wyver of the RSPB tells us how we can help this awesome little bird. Also, as the RSPB celebrates its 130th Anniversary, Jamie tells us more about the conservation work that it does.

 

Bird Described: Common Swift

 

Previous episodes mentioned:

Big Blind Walk at: bit.ly/CasualBirder25

And find Jamie’s interview about the Big Garden Birdwatch at bit.ly/CasualBirder11

 

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Thanks to:

Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show.

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Additional material

 

Link for Swift nest boxes:

https://shopping.rspb.org.uk/garden-bird-nest-boxes/rspb-swift-nest-box.html?ClickType=Image&ListType=&ListName=&Position=22

 

Link for garden projects – Swift box:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/createahighhomeforswifts/

 

Swift FactSheet from the RSPB:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/documents/conservation–sustainability/help-swifts/amazing-swift-facts.pdf

 

For in-depth information about Swifts, do also visit:

https://www.swift-conservation.org/

 

Contributions from:

Kate from Strange Animals Podcast 

 

Suzy’s Garden 2019 List (as at 10th Feb 2019)

Blackbird

Redwing

Blue Tit

Chaffinch

Collared Dove

Dunnock

Great Tit

Greenfinch

House Sparrow

Magpie

Red-Legged Partridge

Robin

Starling

Wood Pigeon

Rook

Goldfinch

Sparrowhawk

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