We are bidding for funding for a swift tower on the edge of the orchard site. This will provide a safe and purpose-built nesting site for these endangered birds. Swifts are on the RSPB amber list as their numbers have fallen dramatically in the past few years, this is often an unforeseen consequence of housing improvements leading to a loss of nesting sites. We hope to have a tower in place for the 2013 breeding season. Swifts are sometimes seen above the orchard; we would love to offer them somewhere to land and raise their chicks.
You can see an example of how the tower will look here Swift tower diagram