Day 1. Martin’s back. And he’s got some building work to do!
The House Martins seem to return later and later every year. And this year they’ve come back to a broken nest site. The side fell out of it during the winter – it’s a home renovation project if ever you’ve seen one!
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Cheeky sparrow squatting in a House Martin’s nest
OK! So there’s been lots of commotion outside our house this week. There’s been a series of fights and a lot of noise. And the outcome is a squatter has moved into one of the House Martin’s nests!
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160 Swallows on the Wires…
And that’s just the birds in the photo! There were as many as 500 swallows (and for the keen eye – Martins) on the wires, in the air, tumbling and floating around us in the September sunshine.
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Photo of House Martin Nest
The House Martin nest is a very busy place today!
The parent birds are visiting every five minutes or so which is a sure sign that there are chicks in the nest and that there are plenty of insects available to feed them with.
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