There I was sitting on the balcony, drinking my morning coffee and looking at the empty and crumbling house martin nests. Remembered that I had dozens of photos that I hadn’t got around to editing and posting! It’s been an absolute pleasure this year to watch 4 pairs of House-martins build their nests and rear their chicks. They decided to nest underneath the balcony which is directly above ours, giving us an excellent viewpoint from only about 3 metres away. There are hundreds of nests around town so by the end of summer when the new chicks were fledged there were several hundred birds swooping over the river catching insects. A joy to see. Enjoy the pics!