Stop And Appreciate The Free #Flying Display

The house martins with their short fan-shaped tails, dip and dive over our pool. They skim its length scooping up insects. They fly under the beamed roof of our first-floor terrace so fast, that they misread the glass sliding doors. A sharp turn at the last minute prevents them from damaging themselves. They soar high again in seconds. They fly singly, in pairs or loose groups.

The compact House Martin

The compact House Martin


House Martins in the nest

House Martins in the nest


It’s the time of year when they return to their deep mud nests to improve or rebuild them. They make them under the eaves of buildings. They pop in and out to feed their chirruping young fledglings.
The mother returns to the nest

The mother returns to the nest


The birds are too quick for me so the lovely pictures are not mine.

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