Swallow/House Martin nests
Has anyone bought the artificial swallow nests that can be attached to walls? If so, were they used by the birds? It has been recommended that we put a few on the house wall where we once had swallows building their nests. A few birds arrived on Bank Holiday Monday to build nests, after a lapse of 15 - 20 years. As there is very little mud around because the weather has been so dry, we supplied an upturned lid of it below the house wall but they were reluctant to use it. We are still hoping that they will return and make their homes here just as they used to.