November 18, 2008


Wanstead Flats, (collecting nest material) July 6th (Paul Ferris)

House Martin: Summer Visitor (Breeding)

House Martins are widespread accross the borough, although numbers have reduced over recent years. Large numbers congregate around Fairlop Waters in the evenings with Sand Martins and Swallows, particularly in late summer and early autumn, prior to return migration.


  • First Sighting: April 7th - 3 at Fairlop Waters CP
  • Last Sighting: October 17th - 3 at Wanstead Flats

2009 Spring Arrival:

  • 4th April 2009, first arrivals at Fairlop Waters

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