After an absence of seven months as we endure our winter, five House Martins appeared over Bishop Park this afternoon. One checked out a nest that has been used in the last two years so these birds could well be the ones that have nested on the estate since 2019.
Last year there were five active nests in Bishop Park, up from three the previous year, but 2020 seemed to have poor breeding success, especially when compared to 2019. Fingers crossed they will do better in 2021 and the increase in the number of active nests will continue. I’ll keep the blog updated with their progress!