Please excuse the quality of the pictures today as the Uk is really overcast at the moment so I tried to position my layout under a lamp to take the photo! (saying no more).
The estate I live on used to be a prime nesting site for Martins until about 10 years ago when they just stopped using our houses to build their mud homes on.
This year though we had a pair of these elusive birds nest on our house again and we were so pleased to have them, whether it is because we built a pond in our garden or just pure chance I don't know but hopefully they will be back next year.
Here is the sketch for the October challenge over at Sarah's Cards that I used.
Back soon hopefully.