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Swift House

Bristol

We’ve designed our city garden to look beautiful, provide fruit and vegetables and to be a haven for wildlife. Plants are grown to provide food and shelter throughout the year with the emphasis on flowers that are nectar rich. We have the largest breeding colony of swifts in Bristol www.bristolswifts.co.uk. See inside our swift boxes via live cameras and learn about swift conservation.
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    Scented plants are very important to us and we have many dotted around, especially near seating areas. We consider each plants size, shape and colour and how they will fit into the overall scheme of things in our garden. Our aim is to have something in flower every month of the year. For more information please take a look at our garden website. www.bristolgarden.weebly.com

    We have a large pond, which contains 5 different species of amphibians plus a few goldfish. Our garden is visited by many other species during the year; these include over 35 different birds, 13 butterflies and 7 bees, a multitude of insects and a few mammals. We have several homemade nest boxes and bee hotels all of which are regularly occupied. At least 12 different birds species nest in our garden each year.

    BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch featured our swift colony in 2015. We had 16 pairs of swifts nesting in our nest boxes in 2018. Hopefully you will be able to see some swift chicks live inside a nest box via our swift nest box cameras.

    Swifts are black sickle-shaped birds that fly and scream nosily around our houses in summer. They rely totally on our buildings for nesting sites, squeezing into small holes normally under the roof. Unfortunately their numbers have fallen dramatically in the last few years. Most of this decline can be attributed to roof maintenance, which has resulted in thousands of traditional nest sites being lost. They are now on the BTO Amber list as a species causing them great concern. If you would like to find out more, please have a look at our website, it contains lots of information about what can be done to help swifts. www.bristolswifts.co.uk.

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Swift House- Canceled

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Owner Information

Mark & Jane Glanville
http://www.bristolgarden.weebly.com

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How to find us

Swift House
9 Lyndale Avenue
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
Bristol
BS9 1BS

NW Bristol - 4m from city centre.
  • More detailed directions
    2m from M5 J18 Portway (A4). Turn into Sylvan Way. At lights take R onto Shirehampton Rd. After ¾m turn R into Sea Mills Lane. Lyndale Ave is 2nd rd on L - we're half way up.

More about Swift House

Scented plants are very important to us and we have many dotted around, especially near seating areas. We consider each plants size, shape and colour and how they will fit into the overall scheme of things in our garden. Our aim is to have something in flower every month of the year. For more information please take a look at our garden website. www.bristolgarden.weebly.com

We have a large pond, which contains 5 different species of amphibians plus a few goldfish. Our garden is visited by many other species during the year; these include over 35 different birds, 13 butterflies and 7 bees, a multitude of insects and a few mammals. We have several homemade nest boxes and bee hotels all of which are regularly occupied. At least 12 different birds species nest in our garden each year.

BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch featured our swift colony in 2015. We had 16 pairs of swifts nesting in our nest boxes in 2018. Hopefully you will be able to see some swift chicks live inside a nest box via our swift nest box cameras.

Swifts are black sickle-shaped birds that fly and scream nosily around our houses in summer. They rely totally on our buildings for nesting sites, squeezing into small holes normally under the roof. Unfortunately their numbers have fallen dramatically in the last few years. Most of this decline can be attributed to roof maintenance, which has resulted in thousands of traditional nest sites being lost. They are now on the BTO Amber list as a species causing them great concern. If you would like to find out more, please have a look at our website, it contains lots of information about what can be done to help swifts. www.bristolswifts.co.uk.

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