They nested next door, I can see them from the patio. The nest was cracked, they reared 3 broods last year. The neighbour was told not to destroy the nest, he knows I am a BTO/RSPB member. The nest was taken down in February. The same pair, I think have nested at the end of the street.
Ok thanks. Most of our martin made nests were brought down by sparrows late Winter/early Spring. There is a colony here again now, but I had to take emergency action to stop sparrows destroying this year's martin breeding season. Certainly, a large chunk of reasons why martins have declined in the south of England is because of human intolerance, and nest destruction/predation by house sparrows, ever growing GSW populations etc.
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