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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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|Rozmogz Reborn Cat Rescue summer fayre and table-top sale is today, June 22, from noon until 3pm, at the Sand Martin pub, Ffordd Fred Keenor, Cardiff, CF11 8ER.
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.
Birds such as Sand Martin, Kingfisher and Little Ringed Plover would have simply drowned on their nests, or be forced to abandon them.
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|Rozmogz Reborn Cat Rescue summer fayre and table-top sale is on Saturday, June 22, from noon until 3pm, at the Sand Martin pub, Ffordd Fred Keenor, Cardiff, CF11 8ER.
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.
It's wonderful to see our wildlife beginning to pair up ready to mate; great crested grebes have already been seen performing their courtship dance out on our lakes, elegantly bobbing their heads; mirroring each other's movements, and I'm sure it won't be long until the arrival of the first sand martin, with work being carried out just last week on our sand martin bank in anticipation of their imminent arrival after their long flight from Africa.
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.
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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.