House Martin Delichon urbicum

House Martin
House Martin
House Martin
The House Martin, also called Common or Northern House Martin, breeds in Eurasia and North Africa and winters in southern Africa/Asia. The word "house" in its name refers to its preference for nesting on human-built houses and structures. Male and female have similar plumage.
House Martin
House Martin House Martins gathering mud to make their nests.
House Martin
House Martin
House Martin
House martins make their nests of dried mud and saliva under eaves of buildings.
House Martin
This nest is in the light recess of a petrol station canopy.
House Martin
House Martin Nests are built in any suitable, sheltered architectural feature.
House Martin
House Martin
House Martin They nest in colonies of several birds.
House Martin
House Martin
House Martin
House Martin