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by johnk
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late hatchling?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Late hatchling?

Update: Our late hatchling flew this morning! Has been flying with two adults all day. So glad to see this. I don’t recall ever having a nestling this late (2 weeks) after all of the other fledglings left the nest. This was a great year for our Martins. Twenty-four mating pairs with 2-3 new fliers f...
by johnk
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late hatchling?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Late hatchling?

Thanks Ed, will do! I’ll try to find someone before next season.
by johnk
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late hatchling?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Late hatchling?

Thank you Ed, I didn’t know the Martins were tolerant of lower the gourds or handling the chicks. I noticed yesterday and today that the chick is poking its head out like it’s close to flying. So I may wait a couple of days. But I’ll keep this in mind. I’d love to see the chicks as they are growing....
by johnk
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late hatchling?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Late hatchling?

Hi Ed, Thank you for your reply. I can lower the gourds but it was less intrusive to peek in with a camera. As long as the adults are continuing to feed it regularly I don’t want to disturb the gourd. Just curious if anyone could tell me whether this is normal or if I possibly have an injured Martin...
by johnk
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Late hatchling?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Late hatchling?

Hi, I’m in N. Florida. I have a colony of 20 -24 Purple Martins that returns every year. About two weeks ago the fledglings all flew. However, in the past few days I’ve noticed an adult returning to one of the gourds several times a day. I can hear a chick in the gourd so I put a video camera on a p...