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cchild03
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Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 12:03 pm
Location: Kansas/Leavenworth

As you can see, my subbies have been busy! I don't know how they think their little family will fit in this compartment with all of this material, but I guess they have a plan. I will definitely give them an "A" for effort. They're working hard! :) Has anyone else had any mess tenants like this? I hate to say it, but a sparrow nest is tidier than what I'm seeing here.

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Candace
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"Be it ever so humble there's no place like home"! They need some decorations, maybe something white and oval! That would spruce the place up.
cchild03
Posts: 412
Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 12:03 pm
Location: Kansas/Leavenworth

LOL, Kelly!

Yes, some little white eggs would make this place shine! :wink: It's been pretty chilly the past couple of day. I'm hoping that when it warms up in the next day or so, they'll get down to business.
Candace
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You're right - it's not pretty :roll: But it looks like it will get the job done!

Jen
cchild03
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Location: Kansas/Leavenworth

There is a slight depression in this mess against the back wall of the compartment. I'm assuming that this will become the actual nest. I guess all of the rest of it is just their idea of pretty decorations! Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! :shock:
Candace
Allan Day
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Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:40 pm
Location: New Bern, NC

Congratulations Candace! I didn't realize your success. A messy Martin nest is better than no Martin nest :lol:
Guest

That confirms my suspicions... you have yourself a couple of teenagers there. It's SOOO CUTE!
cchild03
Posts: 412
Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 12:03 pm
Location: Kansas/Leavenworth

Allan,

I'm so happy to have them, they can make as much of a mess as they want.

Lilyrose,

No matter what it looks like, I think it's the sweetest thing ever! :)
Candace
pillow
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Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:38 pm
Location: Arkansas/Conway

Candace,
Congratulations on the nest! Keep us posted. I'm glad they stayed.
Greg in Arkansas
Dawn~KS
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Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

Congratulations on getting a pair, Candace!! :grin: Nothing attracts martins like martins so you now have the best thing you could have!! That nest looks pretty much like the majority of mine so it must be a Kansas thing! Not all of mine have mud but probably 4 or so do. Sure hoping this rainy weather scoots on out of here. My first nest is going to hatch soon and it needs to be dry and a little warmer. Somehow I think the *warmer* is coming..................boy will it be coming!! Again, congrats and I hope you still get more this year!! :grin:

Dawn :wink:
cchild03
Posts: 412
Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 12:03 pm
Location: Kansas/Leavenworth

Thanks for the well wishes, Greg and Dawn!

Dawn, you're right about PMs attracting more PMs. On Monday, another subbie male showed up. He has a hard time getting on the house because my resident male can be pretty protective. But after their little testosterone displays, he is eventually allowed access to the house! ;) I noticed this morning that he had a visitor with him. She went in and out of the vacant compartments and stayed for awhile. Then there was all kinds of commotion as a few other birds flew over. I think she may have left with them. This is the same routine that happened with my resident pair, so I'm holding out hope that the new guy will get himself a mate.

Yes ... I know the hot weather will get us here in KS probably sooner rather than later! But I did hear some good news. Kansas City has a weather man named Gary Lezack. He has been working on a climate theory for the past several years that has proven to be pretty accurate. According to this theory and his analysis of this year's weather patterns, he's predicting a cooler than normal summer. He said we might have a moderate heat wave of a few days in July or August, but he doesn't see prolonged, excessively hot days. Let's hope he's right!
Candace
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