Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Please Welcome our New Neighbours
Remember us writing about the House & Sand Martins yesterday? Well - they've just moved into Leabank Square!!
Just in time for the RSPB's Tim Webb's visit - and the House Martins started flying in with mouths full of mud. They've started building their incredible nests in the front canal blocks - under the eaves.
It is an amazing sight to see: they just don't stop flying in & out of Leabank Square with the mud. Occasionally they have a snack of mozzie & a sip of canal water - and then it's right back to building.
The only snag - is that these are the walls that the kids normally kick balls against. There is a really big possibility that some of the nests might get hit by the balls. Please could all responsible adults alert the kids to this fact if they see them kicking against the walls.
In the meantime - go & enjoy this annual spectacle - we are so lucky to have these African visitors!!