Swifts have returned to Lymington!

For the last week or more there have been Swifts wheeling above the rooftops of Lymington. Some in the library area and others over Waitrose and the nearby sportsfield area. Andy Broadhurst, who spoke at an evening meeting last winter, has sent a link to the Hampshire Swift survey website and urges us to add to the knowledge of our Swifts by completing the survey form that appears on his site with details of all your sightings. Don't worry about duplication for the more information he receives the better!

The link is: https://www.hampshireswifts.co.uk/survey      

Common Swift

And don't forget Andy's Swift walk around the town on 10th July from
1900 – 2130

Park in main car park behind Marks and Spencer on St Thomas’s Street (SO41 9NA)(free from 1800) and / or meet at the ticket machines. Andy is leading the public walk on a tour of the Lymington Swift breeding sites and hopefully enjoy some low-flying screaming parties. The walk will end at the King’s Arms on St Thomas’s Street for refreshments and a close encounter with breeding Swifts. 

Note that good sightings of Swifts are dependent on fine weather so please call Andy in advance of travelling to check the walk is on (01590 622907)