sand martin


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sand martin

a small brown European songbird, Riparia riparia, with white underparts: it nests in tunnels bored in sand, river banks, etc.: family Hirundinidae (swallows and martins)
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In total, the Sand Martin was the 17,310th pub in the UK the boys had visited after 253,993 miles.
Swifts, house martins and sand martins share the swallow's penchant for aerial artistry.
Sand Martin focused on the Indian accounting business until 1998, when its first American assignment was commissioned.
Sand Martin, whose dam Sand Grouse won four point-to-points, bred just one other winner - Woodland Minstrel over hurdles - from 12 foals, the last of whom was foaled in 1996 when she was 26.
The Sand Martin was the 17,310th pub the boys have visited after 253,993 miles of travelling.
The deterioration of the habitats has also led to a lack of nesting habitats for the sand martin (Riparia riparia) and kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), two birds that favour steep river banks formed and maintained by natural river dynamics.
Birds such as Sand Martin, Kingfisher and Little Ringed Plover would have simply drowned on their nests, or be forced to abandon them.
One of my favourite seasonal highlights is to see the sand martins zipping overhead and over our lake as they feed on all the insects and then feed their hungry chicks in our special sand martin bank.
The German global discount supermarket chain hopes to create up to 40 full-time and part-time jobs by making use of land adjacent to the Marston's Sand Martin pub and KFC restaurant.
Preparation of the river banks to allow breeding by the kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and sand martin (Riparia riparia);
SPRING is definitely on its way, with the first migrant spotted at the start of this March; a sand martin was seen by the naturalist and TV presenter Iolo Williams down in Cardiff Bay.
Despite a dwindling sand martin population in the UK, there is a nesting colony of 60 to 80 pairs at Hauxley but dunes in the area are eroding.