Tuesday, 14 December 2021

New Sand Martin Bank at Ham Wall
New artificial sand martin bank

New Sand Martin Bank at Ham Wall

In August 2021 a new artificial sand martin bank, that can be seen from the first viewing platform (VP1), was constructed. There are plenty of sand martins passing through in the spring so RSPB staff are very optimistic of success. It has a series of chambers with pipes, very recently filled with sand, for sand martins to excavate come spring.

So, next time you go to Ham Wall look out for nesting sand martins! Fingers crossed.