Monday 29 April 2019

A Failed Sand Martin Hunt

All a bit sore after cricket yesterday, so had a fairly easy day and only had a couple of trots round town with a 25 minute exercise bike session.

My second walk was to see if I could come across any sand martins. I know they are around in town down by the river as I've seen reports. But they weren't there today, neither near the barge pub, or further down at the lock-keepers cottage.

Could be they are sitting on their nests already - they often use little outflow pipes in the river walls.

New flower found growing in the increasingly decrepit Corn Exchange backgarden - lady's smock with their lovely faint violet tinged white petals. Apparently the building will be re-developed, although whoever does it, it will cost a fortune.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 29.04.19


  1. Lovely series of photos

    Hope you see sand martins soon, I've not seen any yet so far this year

  2. Thank you so much, swifts being reported near here now!