I am writing you in response to your article “Riverside is for the birds” (News, March 4). 

I have been a Brookfield resident for many years. This past fall a tall chimney was removed on a property next to me. It was home to migratory chimney swifts for as long as I can remember. They will return soon with no place to roost. 

The swifts provide an important public service in the amount of insects that they eat, and their flying skills are amazing. Unfortunately, their numbers are decreasing every year. 

There are communities across the country that are building simple fake chimneys. Perhaps the Audubon Society can install some along the corridor. Please pass this suggestion on.

The loss of the swifts is also our loss.

Andrea Flynn

Brookfield