Tuesday, 28 August 2012

House Martins

Our House Martins are on there third brood now and the young should be fledgling any time soon. I really enjoy seeing their heads poking out of the nest and all the noise they make as the parents return with food.


I will miss them when they migrate, but hopefully they will nest here again next year. I wanted to post them on Wild Bird Wednesday before they set off.

The Sparrows in my garden have decreased a little recently, but the Starlings haven't been back to the garden in ages. I bet there is alot of natural food around for all the birds at the moment.

We have still had quite a few House Sparrows though. I never get bored watching them.


And some really exciting news today.  My guest blog got posted on Chatterbirds today, so you can have a look at it if you want to.

17 comments:

  1. Congrats! Love the Martins. They're all flying through our area right now:) Such a strange thing to see.

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  2. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Great to see the young House Martins. Nice photos.

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  4. I love the pretty Martins, they are great birds. Wonderful post and photos. Have a great day and happy birding.

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  5. such cuties! both the swallows and the sparrows!

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  6. Oh I so miss having birds in our backyard. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.

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  7. Good to hear you have been monitoring the number of House Martin broods Findlay. Good work.

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  8. Congratulations on the guest blog at Chatterbirds Findlay.
    And good to see the House Martins doing so well. I'm sure they'll be back next year.

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  9. Lovely birds to have around your house Findlay.
    I saw your blog on Chatterbirds.. Well done.

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  10. Oh House Marins, how wonderful and we have them in Martin boxes 9 miles from here, but they are always flying and gathering in those insects...so beautiful, such useful birds~

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  11. Love seeing the House Martins at the nest. I find the House Sparrows fun to watch too.

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  12. So sweet they are waiting for food in the nest! Nice photo!
    I have also seen that for the first time this year, but now I almost think they have gone from my country Sweden.
    Greetings Pia

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  13. I always love listening to the baby swallows (kind of like Martins I think) and watching their little heads peep out...our daughter has birdhouses for them at her farm. Congratulations on being the guest poster.

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  14. where I live they are already gone. :(

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  15. Three broods! Those parents mustn't have much time to breathe!

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