I managed to get a few images of Sand Martins by the River Weaver at Duttons Lock.
This is an adult with one of it's youngsters... it was still being fed by it's parent.
Sand Martins are known as Bank Swallows on the other side of the Atlantic.
I see them nesting in the man-made bank at Haydn's Pool but they are too far away to photograph.
Seeing them this close was fantastic
There are also loads of Barn Swallows at the locks and some are nesting in the old shipwreck.
I hope to share some images of them coming and going soon.
A bit of sad news to end this post... the Mute Swans nest we had been keeping an eye on with five eggs has been abandoned by the female... according to the lock keeper she hasn't been seen for a few days.
The nest does look like it's been disturbed... we could still see four of the eggs.