Around 9th June our partial albino male swift went missing, presumed dead. He left two eggs and a mate who soon stopped incubation duties. Three days ago she attracted another mate and the eggs were moved out of the nest cup. The question is, will she have time to lay another clutch this summer?
Some House Martins started to build a nest on our house on 1st June and finished on 12th June. This was a dry period of weather so I had to top up the puddle, where they collected the mud pellets, on a daily basis. Here is how they did it.The end product on 12th June! The nest was constructed by both birds. Some photographs show the darker mud which is still damp.These bands indicate a day’s work.
All photographs copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2013
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On a glorious June morning my one year old son and I spent a couple of hours at a site on the edge of the North York Moors watching Duke of Burgundy fritillaries. These rare little butterflies are only about an inch across and lay their eggs on primrose leaves. I very surprised to find the primroses at their flowering peak, a measure of how late this spring is. At least three male Redstarts were heard singing nearby. Add to this the sound of Curlews, a very beautiful place indeed.