A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Hello, if you've noticed screaming in the air and little scythe-shaped birds high above you, you'll have seen that the swifts have returned for the summer!
Swifts are incredible birds, migrating 3,400 miles twice a year. That means by the time they reach Bowes Park, they're likely to be tired and hungry!
These birds are sadly on the UK Red List, meaning they're in critical decline. But you can help them:
You can also record sightings on the RSPB's swift mapper: https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/conservation-and-sust...
The RSPB also has information on how to tell the difference between siwfts, swallows and martins: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z...
Wonderful! And they have come back on the same day as last year. May 12. If you talk Swiftese... do tell them I have two swift boxes on the front of my house on the bend of Whittington Road.