Estates met with Ed Mayor from London Swifts to explore the idea of putting up nesting boxes to encourage these birds. It was hoped that the green roof area at New Cavendish Street would be a safe environment for them and hopefully they would decide to nest there. The Black Redstart likes to cohabit with Swifts and by encouraging the Redstarts we might also entice the Swifts at NCS.
This is a very low key project which will only start with two nesting boxes but if successful might be rolled out at the Chiswick Sports Ground and other sites.
Please see the RSPB web site for more information