This evening I was speaking to a lady who has been nursing a young house martin and was looking for a site that has nesting house martins in order to release it ‘back into the wild’.
Which got me thinking – I can’t recall seeing or hearing house martins over Gravesend this year. Swifts yes – I have them in my road and I’ve been of the opinion that while swifts occupy the ‘airspace’ house martins stay clear. But elsewhere in Gravesend, I used to see them. Maybe I’ve not been looking very hard.
So here’s a bit of social participation science: post your election ward name and either “yes – we have house martins” or “no – ain’t no house martins here” and let’s see if we can find out where they are!
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