I am leading two events as part of UK SWIFT AWARENESS WEEK 16TH-23RD JUNE 2018. Both evenings will begin with a short presentation about Swifts using my own sketches, followed by a walk to look at Swifts, Swallows and House Martins, ending with light refreshments. There will be also be a small exhibition of my Swift paintings, prints and cards.
19th JUNE- GILLING EAST SWIFT EVENING at Gilling East Village Hall 7.30-9.30pm £5 (proceeds towards Swift Conservation/ Gilling East Village Hall Fund)
21st JUNE- A MID SUMMER SWIFT EVENING at All Saint’s Church, Helmsley 7.30-9.30pm Free (suggested £5 donation towards Swift Conservation/ All Saint’s, Helmsley)
I am currently working on a book with Mascot Media. The book will show many of my sketches of Swifts through the years combined with notes of my Swift observations. A portrait of Swifts. The book will be launched at Birdfair 2018 and after that will be available on my website and at selected retail outlets.
I am an area adviser for Swift Conservation in Yorkshire. If you require advice on roof repairs where Swifts are known to nest or you would like advice on starting a new colony please phone 01439 788014 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Swift Conservation have great advice on their website, with pages on roof repairs where a colony exists, making nestboxes, even Swift shopping and much more!
There will be much more about Swifts on my blog when they arrive soon. Here are some of my swift sketches.