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      I have been saddened by the decrease in House Martins arriving this Spring in our part of Ingleton. Three years ago, we had a pair (but I put up some artificial nest boxes to encourage them, and they abandoned our house!)
      However a house across the road had about three pairs every year, and our next door neighbours hosted one pair.
      This year, I think there are just two pairs across the road, and next door was unvisited.
      This morning, (23rd June) at long last, a pair has turned up next door and seems intent on nest-building!
      If it is the usual pair (or their descendants?), it seems extraordinarily tardy – but I hope they have left themselves time to breed successfully.

      Brom
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        And this morning, more House Martins, finally inspecting the new nest boxes we erected two years ago!
        I wonder if they have been around for a while, fattening up after migration, before starting to breed – or whether they are fresh arrivals?

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