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House Martins

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by Spruce, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Spruce

    Spruce Glad to be back .....

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    Hi All

    I have had house martins nest for the 6 years I have lived here one on the front of the house and another on the side , I wished they never as its a 50 50 chance that they fall off before the babies have flown the nest too hot too wet which is not a very nice sight when I find it on the lawn all broken in to pieces.

    Next door they arived and revampded the nest at least 4 weeks ago ( two together) right up in the eaves at the top of the roof they have never fallen off and they always produce at least two/three broods amazingly the house is the most expensive in the close so even the birds prefer that one too my house!! ,

    Mine have only just stated to rebuild yesterday , is this more House Martins arriving in the Country or do you think its the same ones that have been round here for the past couple of weeks just building up food reserves etc before they started to build.

    I was thinking next year you can buy nest and instal them but I hate ladders anyone know were to get these from as here we go again as I do worry about the poor little mites hoping that this year they wont fall off.

    Spruce
     
  2. strongylodon

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    i would imagine it is the same pair, pehaps the nest mud wasn't the right consistency to stay stuck to the wall. Hopefully they will raise a brood, there is still plenty of time as they don't normally migrate again till October. Ready made nest are a good idea but as they have to be fairly high up you will need the ladder.
     
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