In the early spring Banager Tidy Towns Group planned and coordinated their Swift Nest Box Project. With funding from the Heritage Council and Offaly County Council they bought and erected 5 top of the range Schwegler nest boxes. The work was enthusiastically carried out by local FAS and TUS scheme participants.
|Schwegler Swift Boxes at St Rynaghs NS, Banagher Ricky Whelan|
|Swift Boxes high up on St Rynaghs Tower Building Ricky Whelan|
|Q & A Session back in class Ricky Whelan|
We hope the second class pupils will become real ambassadors for Swifts and help spread the word to their friends and families for a long time to come. Fingers crossed that their boxes will have some residents in the near future and we will blog any updates in the future.
Thanks to St Rynaghs Principal Mr McMahon, class teacher Ms Keenaghan and all the pupils for their enthusiasm and for making the visit so enjoyable.
For more information on Swifts and how you can help them see our Swift Project Page here.
To record a swift sighting or nesting location click here.