By Jon Robinson, Reporter
HUNDREDS of new nests have been created in the Ribble Valley to house swifts returning to the UK to breed.
The RSPB and Ribble Valley Borough Council have joined forces to provide 200 purpose-built holes in the sides of homes for the birds.
With their long scythe-shaped wings, swifts have just arrived back, having spent the winter eating insects in the central African rainforests.
Swifts in the UK are almost totally dependent on holes in old buildings to raise their chicks, but these days are finding it increasingly hard to find a place to nest.