St Michael’s School loves Swifts!

St Michael’s School loves Swifts!

Posted by Eric Dempsey, With 0 Comments,

Last week I had the pleasure of returning to visit St. Michael’s National School in Ballyfermot in west Dublin. This school has a special place in my heart because they love Swifts, a species in big trouble due to a lack of nesting sites. Last year, St Michael’s erected special Swift nest boxes to help the birds. We held a ‘Swift Day’ in the school to celebrate the switching on of the Swift calls (which attracts the birds to the nest boxes). This year I was back meeting the 4th class pupils who will be looking after the project this summer. Last year, Swifts came and checked out the boxes… fingers crossed that this summer they’ll move in!

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