Standing on Bathpool Bridge this morning, watching the sand martin numbers starting to build over Creech Castle, when a group of three jays flew past me, and headed across the main road in the direction of Hankridge.
Do they nest in face of the bridge, Bill?
The sand martins nest in the drainage holes under the bridge which leads into the sawmill behind Creech Castle, But last year they appeared to have abandoned the site, possibly because, the previous summer the nests were completely washed out by the summer floods. We can only hope that, this year, they return, and are not disturbed by OVER ENTHUSIASTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Sand martin numbers have now built up quite substantially and this evening I saw six swallows, all heading in a westerly direction along the line of the river.
Sand Martin is a very uncommon breeder in the county. Please take care when posting about breeding sites.
They were flooded out two years in a row weren't they Bill?
In that case, perhaps someone could take note that in the SOS article on "Hankridge Farm" that "ATTRACTIONS NEARBY -
"Nearby there is a small colony of Sand Martins"