House Martin

Lat.:  Delichon urbicum

Lux.:  Hausschmuewel, Fënsterschmuewel

D.:  Mehlschwalbe

Fr.:  Hirondelle de fenêtre


Powerful migration



In autumn 2013 we had a really especially migration of house martins! We reached over 800 captures of house martins in one week; this is a lot more than usual and in the past 12 years!
The birds were hunting insects over the water and i used this situation!
There were also some barn swallows in the group.

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