Family life with Sand Martins

Our Sand Martins are doing well, with 29 chicks counted so far and activity in the other holes. As can be seen from the last picture some chicks have already fledged and left the nest. It is usual that Sand Martins have two broods and there are signs that some brids are already preparing for this.
An early morning feed for the chicks.

Arriving with more food followed by a shadow.

Still hungry.
Off for more food followed by a shadow.

Time for a bit of sunbathing.

A fledged chick from the nest still demands attention as mum (or dad).
is too busy preening.
David Cottridge
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