Saturday, May 28, 2016

Reminder for House Martin records

House Martin Survey
House Martins are in serious decline and this has been especially notable in Calderdale in recent years with a big crash in our breeding population. The Conservation Group propose to undertake a survey this year and would like to record all House Martin observations (especially breeding record) so we can log this on to a database.
Steve D is heading this up and collating the information.
We have some simple recording forms including columns for -:
Date, Time, Weather, Location, GPS, and Activity i. e. passing through, feeding area, nesting, migrating, No of adults, No of young etc.
Information can be posted on the blog or text or the forms can be emailed by request if you leave a message on the blog email

Just in case anyone is unsure of identification - House Martin is the blue bird, white underparts and is the Swallow like bird, the one with the white rump. They usually nests on houses and buildings with the nests plastered on the the wall just under the eaves or  troughins
Thanks for all the help you can give with this Calderdale wide survey.


Muxy said...

2 House Martins were feeding near the road between Old Town and Mount Skip, 200 yards from the Hare and Hounds on the Old Town side. 2pm Sunday.

David Sutcliffe said...

Thanks Muxy