Category Archives: Hirundines

The 2017 BTO House Martin Survey – Northamptonshire

We know surprisingly little about House Martins despite the fact that they breed alongside us, using our houses on which to build a nest made of hundreds of beakfuls of mud. Critically, we do not know why this species is … Continue reading

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BTO House Martin Survey 2016 – Northamptonshire

House Martins are in rapid decline in the UK and the BTO is undertaking a nest monitoring survey over two years to collect more information on population size, breeding ecology and habitat preferences so they can begin to tackle some key questions about … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

The new Sand Martin wall at Summer Leys The satisfaction that comes from completing a project which yields instant results is, arguably, immeasurable and so it was in the case of the creation of a secure and permanent nesting site … Continue reading

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