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Gobbler T
Posts: 1518
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:13 am
Location: Mississippi / Columbus

Well it only took a month but I finally have an EGG!!!! :lol:
My first egg!!! A white egg!!!! A beautiful egg!!! A martin egg!!!
YIPEE!!! ,DANCIN, DANCIN, DANCIN!!!
Can I officially call myself a landlord now? :lol:
Tony


2007 --- 0 2011---0 2015---4
2008 --- 0 2012---0 16-19—0
2009 --- 0 2013---1 2020—?
2010 --- 0 2014---3
JL Murray

I would think so, CONGRATS!!!
DebA
Posts: 1941
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Location: Pratt County/Kansas
Martin Colony History: Start 2009 with one pair. Upgraded from S&K houses to two Trendsetter 12's with gourds beneath in 2013. I have experienced job, pet, and parental losses since '13. The Purple Martins lift my spirits and remind me how life continues forward by flying their little selves from Brazil back to my yard. As one forum person once told me, chin up DebA, look at the martins. Danger all around but yet they soar in the sky without a care in the world.

When I saw your subject I thought, "Oh (four letter word) he HAS AN EGG!!!"

Woo hoo indeed!

Love it. If we elected a martin pair to be the king and queen of the prom it would be yours!

Deb
PMCA MEMBER
Pratt County, Kansas
2016 34 PAIR
2015 27 PAIR
2014 23 PAIR
2013 13 PAIR
2012 6 PAIR
2011 4 PAIR
2010 2 PAIR
2009 1 PAIR
Louise Chambers
Site Admin
Posts: 6208
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:07 pm
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Everyone who has shared your saga is VERY HAPPY for you, Tony! You earned this by being persistent and patient :grin:
Don Strickland
Posts: 430
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Oklahoma/Shady Point

Congratulations Gobbler.
Don
Robbo
Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:53 pm
Location: Leduc, Alberta, Canada.

ABOUT TIME! :grin: .
2009. 98 eggs, 66 hatch, 61 fledged.
2010. 114 eggs, 89 hatch,70 fledged.
2011. 96 eggs. 80 hatch,68 fledged.Heavy Merlin preditation.
2012. 89 eggs. 56 hatch, good fledge. Guards installed. Merlin not sighted at houses.
2013. First Egg May 24, first Baby June 13.
2014. successful.
2015. successful.
2016. Martin's population decline, suspect new housing in the neighborhood. Merlin eating well also!
2017.Population explosion :grin: . first egg May 25 in a BO-11
2018. Population stable.
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.

YAHOO!!! :lol: Bet it won't be the only egg!!! You have a lot of "happy dances" to look forward to. Try to get a dance on video as I have yet to see one and want to be sure I am doing it right!! :lol: :lol:

Chuck on the forum said it goes something like this.... :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaJUEXxf8pY
Connie
MB12RING
Posts: 84
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:36 pm
Location: MI, Fruitport

Sweet, you are an inspiration. Now what was that country song you were playing again?
2013, back in the game with a pair at my satelite colony that has eggs due to hatch around July 7th
Glynn B - LA
Posts: 322
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:59 pm
Location: Louisiana West Monroe

Alright!!!!!!!! :shock: Next will be how many. Hmm.........I predict 6 :wink:



Glynn
2019 26 pair 116 fledged
2018 20 pair 76 fledged
2017 19 pair 82 fledged
2016 13 pair 48 fledged
2015 3 pair 13 fledged
2014 1 pair 4 fledged
2013 2 pair 6 fledged
2012 0 pair
2011 0 pair

I don’t have the perfect site. One open flyway with trees within 80 ft. I do have a small pond they utilize during the heat of Summer. (2017) HEAVY HAWK PREDATION
ToyinPA
Posts: 2126
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:07 pm
Location: PA/Avis
Martin Colony History: The 1972 St. Agnes flood wiped out all the Martins in my area. One day, in 1997-98, 5 or 6 Martins landed on the power wires crossing my back yard. I had no house for them. They kept coming back day after day. We got a martin house a few weeks later & they have been coming back every year since. I average 12-15 pair per year.

CONGRATS Tony :)....hope you get many more.

Toy in PA
PMCA Member
AidanRois
Posts: 182
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:19 am
Location: Mississippi/Horn Lake
Martin Colony History: Since 2012

Woooo!!! Go Tony!!! One more for Mississippi!
Tiffeny N. - Horn Lake, MS - PMCA member
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Chuck4
Posts: 861
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 10:05 am
Location: North MS
Martin Colony History: I started trying to attract Purple Martins in 2011. I got my first breeding pair in 2013.

2013-1 pair, 2014-4 pair, 2015-8 pair, 2016-12 pair 60 babies :-).

Tony, I'm so happy for your sir! I'm happy to report green leaves in my nest today.
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baileysambone
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: Louisiana/Baton Rouge

Way to go Tony.
I bet you get 6 or 7. I'm so happy for you.
Keep us updated
Yvonne
2011 visitors
2012 1 pair ASY male, SY female 9 eggs, 8 hatched, fledged 5
2013 5 pairs fledged 8
2014 4 pairs fledged 15
2015 7 pairs fledged 25
2016 10 pairs fledged 31
2017 17 pairs fledged 69
2018 18 pairs fledged 69
2019 21 pairs fledged 52 (biting gnats lost babies)
birdy girl
Posts: 1178
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:09 am
Location: Mississippi/Dumas

Yippee!! So so happy for ya! Do you have more martins at your place?
Bulldog1
Posts: 700
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:33 am
Location: Mississippi/Hamilton

Congrats you are on your way.
PMCA member
2015 - 18 Gourds offered - 12 active nests, 62 eggs, 51 fledged
2014 - 18 gourds offered - 12 active nests, 52 eggs, 48 fledged
2013 - 12 gourds offered - 9 pairs, 56 eggs, 52 hatched, 49 fledged
2012 - 12 gourds offered -4 pairs, 20 eggs, 19 fledged
2011 - 6 gourds offered -1 pair, 5 eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged !!!!
BirdBrain
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:26 pm
Location: Wilson Co., Tennessee

Who's up for Omelets?














(just kidding!)
DebA
Posts: 1941
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Location: Pratt County/Kansas
Martin Colony History: Start 2009 with one pair. Upgraded from S&K houses to two Trendsetter 12's with gourds beneath in 2013. I have experienced job, pet, and parental losses since '13. The Purple Martins lift my spirits and remind me how life continues forward by flying their little selves from Brazil back to my yard. As one forum person once told me, chin up DebA, look at the martins. Danger all around but yet they soar in the sky without a care in the world.

Omelette? Uh no. After I tried to mix in dried mealworms into my eggs it has turned me off omelettes for awhile I think. Besides Tony's eggs are as valuable as the crown jewels.
Deb
PMCA MEMBER
Pratt County, Kansas
2016 34 PAIR
2015 27 PAIR
2014 23 PAIR
2013 13 PAIR
2012 6 PAIR
2011 4 PAIR
2010 2 PAIR
2009 1 PAIR
Don~VA
Posts: 391
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:01 am
Location: Virginia/King George
Martin Colony History: Had a colony many years ago which dwindled over a couple of years and then did not return. Kept trying each year for almost 20 years and finally had a small success in 2011 with two pairs nesting. Colony has grown slowly each year with 22 pairs in 2015. In 2016 my gourd rack of 18 gourds filled up so I added 4 more gourds and then put up a small rack of 6 gourds. All of those were claimed within a few days so I believe I have at least 25 pairs this year.

Congratulations Tony! Hope you see many-many more this year.
Don~Northern Neck of Virginia-PMCA Member
Gobbler T
Posts: 1518
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:13 am
Location: Mississippi / Columbus

Thank you all for sharing in my joy.
To answer some of the questions, I don't have any more birds "staying" here, but my male is working overtime trying to get them to. He is still bringing in 2 more females every day. Sometimes another ASY male too. One has shown some intrest in the only natural gourd I have but I'm not looking for her to stay. It's getting a little late here I think for them to pair up if their not allready.
Oh by the way, did I tell ya"ll I have an EGG!!! :lol:
As for the omelet I can get you some sparrow egg's if you like! :P I'm fighting these little devil's like never before. The minute I kill one another shows up. I've never had such a problem with them before. I'm wondering if the martin's attract them. The male is helping every chance he gets, the male BB too. I've seen them several times gang up on the sparrow.

I've forgotten the name of the song, but any country will do. :wink:
Tony


2007 --- 0 2011---0 2015---4
2008 --- 0 2012---0 16-19—0
2009 --- 0 2013---1 2020—?
2010 --- 0 2014---3
Annie G
Posts: 341
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:09 pm
Location: Wisconsin/Portage

Congratulations on your first egg!! Keep em coming..Ha! Annie
Keep trying and keep your chin up, its easier to see the martins coming!!
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