Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

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Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:44 pm

How to feed, when, etc


https://www.purplemartin.org/purple-mar ... l-feeding/
https://www.purplemartin.org/uploads/me ... de-416.pdf


Feeding video
http://purplemartin.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12898

A good source of online insects is http://www.reptilefood.com
If you order several boxes at once, that brings shipping cost per box way down. Freeze on arrival - you can order boxes of crickets and mealworms or zophobas worms in one order, they all freeze just fine.
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Re: Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

Postby jkudywoods » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:25 am

Thanks for the information.

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Martin Colony History: 2015 - 1 pair, not successful (Sparrows)
2016 - 1 pair, 4 young
2017 - 5 pair, 23 young
2018 - 8 pair, 40 young, two deaths most likely due to heat.
2019 - 18 pair, 74 eggs, 1 nest abandoned, all the rest successful.

Re: Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

Postby jpp77 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:22 pm

I'm a little bit of a worrier so this helps. 51 degrees today and 15mph winds. However, yesterday it was 70 and tomorrow it will be 62 so I won't worry about today. Second year with Martins so I want to make sure all goes well

Jason234
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Re: Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

Postby Jason234 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 pm

Anyone else hear that Minnesota suppose to get 1ft of snow?

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Martin Colony History: 2017 Two (and a lone SY male) SY pairs, 5 & 4 eggs. Hatching began on 6/27
2016 Three SY Martins interested in gourds, but never nested.

I also manage 48 gourds in the town where I live through the Songbird Project. Was off to a very slow start this year, but many more came back last week in May, phew!

Re: Supplemental feeding & Purple Martins

Postby MartinMama » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Yes, and some areas almost 2'! I saw that scout reports are as far north as St. Cloud, MN :( This does not bode well for those early birds, unfortunately. Heartbreaking when a big Spring storm of this magnitude hits so late.


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