The House Martin (Delichon urbicum) has been a resident of Lütetsburg for several generations and nests mostly in the inner courtyard of the castle as well as in the outer castle in the old stables - thus it is not only a defining feature of the image and atmosphere of Lütetsburg Castle, but has also found a habitat in which it can live and nest without being endangered by humans.

The House Martin uses the rough walls and eaves of the buildings to build its elaborate clay nests. They prefer to nest near water, as they are particularly good at catching mosquitoes, flies and other insects in flight. 

House martins are recognisable by their blue-black head, back, upper wing and tail and the contrasting white of the rest of their body. They grow to about 13 cm, therefore smaller than a sparrow.

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