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August 2016

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Bird Fair Swift Conservation stand award

Bird Fair Swift Conservation stand award

The Swift Conservation, Action for Swifts, Swifts Local Network stand received 2nd prize for the best conservation stand at the 2016 Bird Fair. No-one knew there was such an award so all were delighted!

Highlights for the stand at the Bird Fair were:

Mike Clarke discussing the new RSPB/Barratt swift brick with Dick Newell who runs Action for Swifts and his wife, Vida. The swift brick was 'launched' the day before the fair.

Chris Packham was taken to see the stand by the organizers and apparently said that he was very keen on swifts and very pleased that Barratt has backed a swift brick.

Catherine Day our very own Swift Lady, was helping out on the stand and imparted her knowledge to the interested visitors.

Below is a link to Dick Newell's article: (Dick runs Action for Swifts, based near Cambridge).