bird behaviour

House Martin nest construction

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.hm1??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????P1060448P1060456P1060519P1060528P1060665The 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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