The Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie has put up a nest box for swifts through a project being delivered by Perth and Kinross Council’s Countryside Ranger Service and the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership.
The project has also seen nest boxes going up in various other locations around East Perthshire, including schools and village halls. Swift numbers have seen a major drop in recent years due to lack of nest sites, and this, together with the wet weather during the summer of 2012, means the birds need all the help they can get for the 2013 breeding season.
Assistant hotel manager at the Angus, Noel McNally, said: “We are delighted to help with the swift nest box project and we hope a pair will take up residence when they return to Blairgowrie next May.
“We had oystercatchers nesting on the roof of the hotel this year and they managed to raise two chicks which our guests enjoyed watching. It would be great if we had swift chicks too.”
Businesses or groups interested in putting up a nest box up should contact Tayside Biodiversity Partnership on 01738 475373