One warm evening last July (2019), a few happy swift enthusiasts did a survey of swift nest sites. We found at least 13 active nest sites as well as around 30 nest boxes. The middle of Acre End Street was a hot spot with around 30 swifts swooping and screeching in joyous groups, making contact with the colony and prospecting for more nest sites. Let’s hope they take to some of the new nest boxes this year. Maybe they know how much we love them!