sand martin


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sand martin

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(Animals) 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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Noun1.sand martin - swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand bankssand martin - swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks
martin - any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
genus Riparia, Riparia - a genus of Hirundinidae
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Meanwhile, the addition of a sand martin bank at the far end of the lake near the Prince's Trust hide will hopefully encourage the species to nest here for the very first time.
uk, 029 2000 4155 The Sand Martin The gastropub runs Pie Night every Tuesday from 5pm, with a pie and drink just PS8.
The hydromorphological assessment will be undertaken in the following survey reaches:(i) Upper River Mallart Loch Choire OSGR 264885,930525 to d/sof Sand Martin Bank 266010,931725(ii) Lower River Mallart OSGR: 267690,936905 to 267595,937335(iii) River Naver at Skelpick - OSGR 271350, 956660 downstream to271175, 957920(iv) River Naver at Carnachy OSGR 272410, 951320 downstream to272430, 952240(v) Langdale Burn OSGR: 269400, 944870 downstream to confluencewith River Naver(vi) River Naver (Langdale Burn) OSGR 269610, 944470 downstream to270050, 945240Whilst
The first arrivals are likely to be birds like the wheatear, sand martin and chiffchaff.
Their mission finally came to an end at The Sand Martin pub next to Cardiff City stadium on September 13.
The sand martin is our smallest and most easily overlooked hirundine.
Working with a leading carbon services company, co2balance, providers of carbon reduction schemes both locally and globally, Innovia Films decided to plant 3,000 trees at Sand Martin Wood, Faugh, Cumbria.
The idea of getting accounts-outsourcing business to India came to me way back in 1984 when I bought Sand Martin from its original British owners.
Beau Ranger, foaled in 1978, was the first living foal of Sand Martin, who was placed in a bumper.
Rainton Construction's package of work on Phase 1 of the project also included a number of ecological benefits which were approved by the Environment Agency and Natural England, such as the construction of a 'bat cave', and 'otter hotel', a fish pass and sand martin nest sites.
The German global chain hopes to create up to 40 full-time and parttime jobs by making use of the land adjacent to the Marston's Sand Martin pub and KFC restaurant.
Arriving at The Sand Martin pub in Cardiff, the BATs, from West Bromwich, said they'd had the time of their lives quenching their thirst in Wales' hostelries.