Steve, Scott, Tony, Linda, Doug M., Lisa!!!!!!!!

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baileysambone
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Location: Louisiana/Baton Rouge

I'M A LANDLORD :grin: :grin: :grin:
HAVE ONE PAIR. A ASY MALE AND FEMALE. I AM SO HAPPY. THEY ARE TUCKED IN FOR THE NIGHT.
TONY YOU'RE NEXT :wink:
YVONNE

Steve Kroenke
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Hey Yvonne,

Thanks for sharing that GREAT news with us! I know you have been trying so hard to attract martins and now you have a pair. MANY martin colonies have been started with just one pair the first season.

You still have all of April and a good part of May to attract even more martins to your colony. This evening we had a bunch of SY martins coming in to roost.

And your current pair of martins will most likely be an incentive for other martins to visit your housing and perhaps these new martins will establish territory.

Congratulations and please keep us posted on how things go.

Steve
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300+ pairs of martins each season
Scott D.- La
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Yvonne,
That is great new's. Congrat's to you.
Gobbler T
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GREAT NEWS YVONNE!
Good for you. Maybe you will pick up some more before it's over.
Tony


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Linda Reynolds
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That is absolutely terrific news! I am thrilled for you and hope this is the beginning of your exciting and wonderful martin landlord experience.

Nothing attracts martins like martins, so you now have a very good chance of adding a few more to your 2012 population.

Good Luck, and Congratulations
Ever-Grateful,
Linda
Doug Martin - PA
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Location: Pennsylvania/Fombell
Martin Colony History: First pair in 2009 after 28 years of trying. 3 pairs 2010, 17 pairs 2011 and 35-45 pairs since. Many additional colonies are now springing up around mine in an area once completely void of Martins. I offer 50 compartments at my site consisting of primarily Excluder II gourds on Gemini racks. Also a wooden T-14. I utilize electric fence type predator guards on the base of the poles. Supplemental feeding is crucial in maintaining my colony. I platform feed throughout the season as needed. My site tends to be a stop over point for additional birds as they migrate further north.

Great! I knew you could do it!

Congrats now the fun begins!

Doug
Supplemental feeding plays a major role in western Pennsylvania. Finally got my 1st pair in 2009 after 28 years of effort. 3 pairs in 2010. 17 pairs in 2011. 35 pairs and 150 young in 2012 & 2013. Plus a new 22 pair colony right down the road from me.
baileysambone
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Location: Louisiana/Baton Rouge

Thank you guys for the replies, and thanks to EVERYONE on the forum for your support and encouragement.
I will keep everyone posted. I had a SY pair come today and they went in a hole together. I'll let you know if they spend the night.
Yvonne
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