Watching House Martins Building Nests

It is fascinating to watch House Martins build their nests. Recently I was staying in a house in Scotland near Aberdeen.  The house was near a river and I was delighted to find that Martins were building their nests under the eves. I was to be able to observe a pair nest-building from a few feet away.  One bird would arrive with a beak full of mud and then carefully and diligently work a new pellet into the nest structure. After a minute or two the other Martin would arrive with another mouthful of mud and its mate would fly back to the river for more building material.

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10 Responses to Watching House Martins Building Nests

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  2. Dave says:

    I have not been so successful photographing birds as you. We have these birds, too, or something like them. Thank you for visiting Gwichyaa Zhee.

  3. Hedwigia says:

    Lovely photos – lucky you to get to see them up close like that!

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  6. Looks like you’ve captured their personalities!

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