Saturday June 29th 6:30pm
All Saints’ Landbeach
Every summer between May and July Landbeach plays host to some of our most stylish and familiar visitors - Swifts. In villages and towns, the length and breadth of the country, the long summer nights are energised by the electrifying flypasts of these most expert aviators. By the time the swifts arrive in Landbeach they will have flown many thousands of miles, sleeping on the wing. They return each year to the same nests in order to breed and raise the next generation of tireless global travellers.
On Saturday 29th June from 6:30pm, as part of Swift Awareness Week, we are hosting a Swift Awareness event in All Saints’ church. There will be a short talk by Dick Newell, and live CCTV pictures of swifts breeding in the belfry. This will be followed by a short walk to Old Beach Farm, 91 Green End for more Swifts and light refreshments. In 2018, the belfry hosted 8 pairs of Swifts in nest boxes. The birds always put on a spectacular aerobatic show each evening in the summer.
For more information about swifts see actionforswifts.blogspot.com.