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House Martin swooping - will they nest?

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Old Friday 10th June 2005, 19:53   #1
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House Martin swooping - will they nest?

There are House Martins nesting on my estate, but so far have never nested on my house or the houses near it. I was hopeful this year as they feed a lot more over my house and around that area.

Recently, House Martins have been swooping extremely low over gardens and round houses etc. Then I noticed they were going up to walls/gables for a second or two , staying there, and then flying off.

They checked out my House Martin nest cup and did the above thing to a corner of my window three times!


Are they prospective nesters for next, or even this year? I'd love them to nest.
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Supply a mudhole for them and keep your fingers crossed, David!

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Thanks Andrew. I hope they nest!
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