A SECOND appeal has been made for records of swift nest sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – now that the peak time for this ‘thrilling bird’ has arrived.

On the eve of UK Swift Awareness Week which started on June 27, the Authority said the response to an invitation made last month for swift sightings had been good – but that more records would be very welcome.

Since May, records have made in places such as Castle Bolton, Grassington, Kilnsey, Orton, and Sedbergh and submitted to the YDNPA.

Wildlife Conservation Officer at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Ian Court, said: “We are really pleased with the response so far to our appeal for records on swifts; it is great that people are looking out for these fantastic birds. The records of screaming parties have been really useful. We hope that these can be followed up by a growing number of local swift enthusiasts who might go that step further and submit records of nesting sites.