|Closed cup nest from mud pellets under eaves
Open Country near human habitation.
Feeding in the air on insects.
The Common House Martin is a migrant which
crosses the Mediterranean and Sahara. Migration
brings its own hazards; in 1974, several hundred
thousand birds of this species were found dead or
dying in the Swiss Alps and surrounding areas,
caught by heavy snowfall and low temperatures.
Blue head and upperparts, white rump and pure white underparts.
26 - 29 cms
April - May
4 - 5. Plain white.