Wednesday, 10 June 2020

A neat renovation in France

Some time ago, we sent some half-brick entrance pieces to Carolyn Knowlman (sosmartinets.com) for a project in Amboise. Following this, an opportunity arose during a renovation, where some existing swift nest sites were under threat.

Offcuts used to make entrances
Rather than use entrance pieces cast out of concrete, the stone mason used offcuts to make his own entrance pieces.

The nest sites inside were preserved with a very acceptable end result on this beautiful house.

House Sparrows have already moved in to two of the entrances, but it is not known yet if the Swifts have returned to the 2 nest sites that they previously occupied.







Before and after the renovation




















Close up of an entrance piece






















Another close up






















Spot the boxes

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