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by Sky
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: THOUGHTS ABOUT ROOSTS & FALL MIGRATION==TX
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Re: THOUGHTS ABOUT ROOSTS & FALL MIGRATION==TX

Just wanted to say thank you SO much for taking the time to share this information! Especially welcome to newcomers like myself who have much to learn.
by Sky
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??

Hi - thanks for your reply, and best of luck with your little martin! I notice his wing feathers are as long as his tail, so he should be flying soon - hopefully he can quickly rejoin his colony and they’ll teach him how to "be a martin" before they head south. I know these fledglings face a dicey f...
by Sky
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??

Thank you, John. By next year we plan to be able to raise & lower the houses & be able to look into nests to keep records. (I would never have known people did that without this forum) This is actually my late parents' place we've recently moved to - my father built the first martin houses in the la...
by Sky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??

Thanks Mike! We will definitely modify after this season so we can reach the houses to return nestlings! Currently the entire pole pivots down for cleanout.
by Sky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Central Texas Martin Rehab/Sanctuary??

First, thank everyone here – I’ve been lurking and learning since picking up a pin-feathered martin from the ground in early June. My husband and I recently moved to an old home with martin houses to which martins have returned for years – long after the people were gone. We rebuilt the houses last ...