WWT Welney

A Passion for Swifts

Tue 13 June

An evening talk by Judith Wakelam, about her passion for swifts. 

Photo credit: Swift being released by Judith Wakelam

Judith has been taking in swifts since 2002 when she found a young chick when out dog walking, and knew that the parent would not be able to come down to feed it.   She managed to rear that first one, then discovered that very few people took them on because they are a difficult species to rear. They are now a very big part of her life and she takes in between 30 and 40 a year.  She also works to educate the public and get the word out that they are in serious decline.

Her rehabbing work is done totally on her own, she is self-funded so any talks she does help to finance her work.

Since 2008 she has also been involved with “ Action for Swifts" - a like-minded, small group, doing their bit for swift conservation. 

Action for Swifts have a blog about their work here -  http://actionforswifts.blogspot.co.uk/

All welcome. Funds raised go towards WWT's work at Welney.

Time: Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm

Cost: £3 (£2 Friends of Welney Members).