Friday 19 March 2021

Wakefield & District Swift Group- PIN BADGE UPDATE

Great News , We have now raised £451 for Swifts! 

Following the sale of our pin badges, I am please to say we have now achieved our fund raising target. 

I set a target of £450 based on margins etc. Thank you to everyone who bought badges and made donations. 


I still have 39 badges left if anyone would like one. You can buy from ebay:

Or directly from me – or @croftonbirder on twitter. 


We have already bought 4 nest boxes from peak boxes. These are a proven design and well built. 

7 Nesting places ready to go.....

The boxes are being placed: 


South Kirkby= Double Box (BBSG area) 

South Elmsall = Double Box (BBSG area) 

Hemsworth = Single box (BBSG Area) 

New Crofton= Double Box (BBSG Area…..Just about) 


We are now actively looking for people who are wanting a box. In particular we would like to hear from people with colonies nearby. Based on the map printed in the Breeding Birds book, I have identified the following areas within the Wakefield District which fall in the Barnsley BSG area: 


Woolley (Woolley Grange) 

New Crofton (Lump area)





South Elmsall 

South Kirkby

I have created a flow chart to see if your home is suitable?


Also if you know anyone in other parts of Wakefield which are interested please Let me know:


We also have a Twitter @wakefieldswifts  & Facebook group  



Chris Swaine 

39 still available , £3.50 + postage. 

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