Female Martin in NE KS

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Posts: 95
Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

Sure thought mine would be later since reports for Kansas just got started. But lo and behold......a beautiful female is here. Yahoo........love the first sighting. :grin: :grin: :grin:
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.

Wow! Yay! Last year was my first year to get a female first.

The closest scout report near me is about 30 miles away. I just checked. I don't have any martins. Sniff sniff. But I do have a goat out. :)
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
Posts: 2172
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:58 pm
Location: Rural SE Kansas
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2017 - Home & Public Colonies - 300 Cavities
Posts: 523
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:35 am
Location: Kansas, Lawrence
Martin Colony History: 1 gourd rack with 24 gourd capacity. 2018, my 11th year hosting martins.
18 pair in 2017.

Congratulations! Surprised me to see one that close to home. Hope your season is fantastic.
PMCA Member, Single Gourd Rack, 2019 marks 12 years hosting martins.
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

I was surprised too, Gene. She is only 45 minutes from you. Last year, I had my first on the 13th and that is within typical.........only most reports are south of here right now with all the cold we've had. But she is here in all her glory.........3 kids and I stood in the yard to cheer her arrival. In fact, my 12 yo daughter heard her first. :grin:
Posts: 1520
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: Olpe, KS
Martin Colony History: 22 year landlord, 14 at current residence..offering 9 racks and a homemade T-8 for 166 total cavities. 160 Pair in 2018 Racks consist of a Deluxe 12, AAA 16, Starburst 16, 2 K-18 Series, Super 24, 2 Gemini, Multi-purpose/two trio’s/4gourds and a T-8..Great hobby to be involved in..

Congrats Dawn!! Season has begun for you!! Mine were here on the 6th last year..still waiting..
22 year landlord..9 Rack Systems for 2018 and my home built T-8 for a total of 166 cavities..160 pair in 2018 ..SUPER COLONY!!! Love You Bev... Fan of those St. Louis Cardinals!!!!!
Craig Haddox
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Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:13 pm
Location: Missouri Washington

Dawn, congratulation's on your arrival. Good luck with the martins this year.
Tim Mangan-Kansas
Posts: 1728
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:25 am
Location: Kansas, Pittsburg
Martin Colony History: 2016 - 22 Pair

Dawn, congrats on first arrival. Hope it is one of many for you.

Licensed Bander
2015 - 14 Pair - fledged 68
2014 - Moved to Kansas - 7 Pair, 35 eggs, 28 fledged in first year
2010 Thru 2013 - Moved-Tried to start new colony
2009 - 46 pair, 217 eggs, 178 fledged
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