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House Martins
#1
Not the 80's band...... but the little black and white, cherpy little birds that nest under the guttering? Can they cause damage? In the 3 years I've been in we've not had them before, why now? Should I take steps to get rid of them?
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#2
"mashley" Wrote:Not the 80's band...... but the little black and white, cherpy little birds that nest under the guttering? Can they cause damage? In the 3 years I've been in we've not had them before, why now? Should I take steps to get rid of them?

Depends if your a worm.... if not you're OK

They basically stick there nests to the outside of your house & nothing structurally damaging or intrusive... you're fairly privileged to have them tbh.
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#3
Jealous.... love Swallows, House martins etc....  you may have to clean up some of their droppings but consider it a warm up for when the kids come along    Smile
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#4
&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:Jealous.... love Swallows, House martins etc....  you may have to clean up some of their droppings but consider it a warm up for when the kids come along    Smile

Ok so they're no harm. They might een give the cat some excercise chasing them!
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#5
Or neck ache watching them  Big Grin Big Grin
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#6
&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:Jealous.... love Swallows, House martins etc....  you may have to clean up some of their droppings but consider it a warm up for when the kids come along    Smile

This. They're late to be nesting though, they'll be buggering off to Africa very soon!
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#7
Yesterday was the first time I notice then, no nest on the facia at the moment but they was def flying under my guttering.
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#8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_house_martins
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#9
&quot;mashley&quot; Wrote:Yesterday was the first time I notice then, no nest on the facia at the moment but they was def flying under my guttering.

Ah, OK, they won't be nesting then, possibly hunting wasps looking for a nest site or similar.
As I say, they'll be off soon and then Winter begins...
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#10
&quot;mashley&quot; Wrote:Yesterday was the first time I notice then, no nest on the facia at the moment but they was def flying under my guttering.

what a good place to be.
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