Male and Female ASY.. touchdown in Slidell

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dsonyay
Posts: 1196
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEcYHVD ... ata_player

My daytime chatter lured them in today. These two are the first I've seen land for the season. The male seemed to want to fly over my speakers a few times, so I'd turn them down when needed.

More:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wsYVJp ... ata_player

Sorry for the shaky footage... I was trying to watch , film, and play with the volume at the same time.
klcretired
Posts: 2174
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:06 am
Location: Grand Prairie,Tx

congrat's David.....WoooooHooooo
you any kin to Jo EL Sonnier???
I used to live in Louisiana and loved his Music.
Pictures Taken with Canon Rebel XT Digital using a Sigma 50-500 Long Lens.

Wishing everyone a Great Martin Year
Happy Martining for 2020 to everyone,

K.C.

klcretired@tx.rr.com
Connie
Posts: 443
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:05 pm
Location: WALKER, LOUISIANA
Martin Colony History: Had my site up to 22 gourds of which most (+/-3) stayed occupied.
Downsized to 17 gourds due to back surgeries. Had 14 families in 2017 but did not do nest checks due to health. Feeling better in 2018 and hoping for a good year.

David,
Glad you were home to see them. Hope you get to spend more time home this season to enjoy them. Where is you're video of the "happy dance"? :lol:
Connie
dsonyay
Posts: 1196
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

klc- jo'el is a distant kin.. still a popular musician back home


Connie- thanks! My hours are normal now. I've been off all weekend and the next couple of weeks I'm working shorter days..

I've been seeing a pair around my house quite a bit. These may be mine, it's hard to tell. They may be visitors lured in by the CD and decoys. But its fun to see them and hear the sunging. That male was checking out my sparrow trap on the pole and I had to yell at him. . The hole is too small for him anyway.
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Thanks, I enjoyed that. It'll be a couple if months before I can do the happy dance, but I try and get a little PM FIX everyday.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
DakotaLady
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Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:06 pm
Location: Bismarck, ND

Congratulations David, I hope they stay around and you get the opportunity to enjoy your birds. I'm patiently waiting. Send them my way. LOL.
~Tangula~

2013 - 16 pair, 79 eggs, 71 fledged
2012 - 4 pair, 18 eggs, 18 fledged
Gobbler T
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Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:13 am
Location: Mississippi / Columbus

Proud for you David! I know your excited. Best wishes for a great year.
Tony


2007 --- 0 2011---0 2015---4
2008 --- 0 2012---0 16-19—0
2009 --- 0 2013---1 2020—?
2010 --- 0 2014---3
dsonyay
Posts: 1196
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

Thanks GblrT.. man I sure hope you can get some residents this year.


Won't be long for you Yankees- we'll send some leftovers up there soon enough.
:)
zoefluf
Posts: 586
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:51 pm
Location: Bush, Louisiana

David,
Glad to hear of your arrivals. 8) Mine arrived on Feb 6th and I have 10 for sure, maybe more. Unfortunately, there is a hawk that has been hanging around here in Bush. He was preying on the doves before the Martin's arrival but now he hangs out near the colony. I haven't seen him attack any Martins but my decoys get turned upside down a lot so I'm sure he is trying. I can tell when he is around cause the Martins stay away.

I had an issue with wing entrapment yesterday. Be sure to walk around your colony every day to check on that.

I still have my pole with the Coates houses that I want to replace (Still no money for that). I closed off the entrances because I didn't want the Martins to use it (too hot in the summer) but the Martins managed to open two of the cavities on their own. :shock: I suppose I'll let them try to raise a family there since they are so determined.
Have a wonderful season,
Jeanne
"Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap, yet your heavenly Father feeds them."
dsonyay
Posts: 1196
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

You've got some persistent martins. I'd let em have the house if the broke in themselves. Thanks Jeanne
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