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Morpeth Swift Project

Swift © Keith Cochrane

Friday 29 November, 7.00pm-8.00pm, Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

With Graham Sorrie

When he first moved to Lancaster Park, Graham Sorrie was delighted to find a pair of Swifts nesting on his house. However, a decade later, he noticed that the number of places for them to nest in Morpeth was reducing due to uPVC soffits or new extensions being built. Graham established the Morpeth Swift Conservation programme in 2014 and since then has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and encourage others to put up nest boxes. His work to protect this iconic migrant has persuaded a number of housing developers to install ‘swift bricks’ across various new developments in the Morpeth area.