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~Ray~Gingerich
Posts: 2122
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Delaware/Dover

Weather this morning was misty and cool, low 50's. At 7:00AM when I got up I noticed a dozen martins on my powerline in a tight group, they were directly opposite where I set my lawn chair when I flip feed. I mixed up a batch of microwaved eggs and dried mealworm (crushed) then mixed in a few frozen cricketts. When the cricketts had thawed i went out to feed. There was an instant martin explosion as the martins all flew to the feeding area. I had to mix up a second batch before they were done.
Here is a picture of some martins waiting for the food delivery.
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~Ray~ Gingerich
1999 1pair, 2006 2 pair, 2008 2 pair,
2009 23 pair, 2010 39 pair, 2011 67 pair,
2012 115 pair, 2013 160 pair,
2014 152 pair, 2015 174 pair, 2016 178 pair
2017 187 pair, 2018 200 pair, 2019 171pair
2020 233 pair
mcollmer
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:33 pm
Location: Oklahoma/Hobart

nice picture Ray.
Martha

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MamaBruff
Posts: 1466
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:21 pm
Location: SW Missouri
Martin Colony History: 2013-2016 Unsuccessful at starting a PM colony. Health problems.
Rehomed all my PM stuff. Good Luck and Best Wishes to All.

I like your story with picture! :grin:
~Mary B~

Lifelong PM Admirer and Nature Enthusiast.
Ruthless trapper of S&S year round.
2013-2016 Unsuccessful at starting a PM colony. Health problems.
Rehomed all my PM stuff. Good Luck and Best Wishes to All.
DakotaLady
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:06 pm
Location: Bismarck, ND

That is awesome that you have your martins trained to take supplemental food. I tried feeding mine earlier this spring but they would not take any of my flips. Thankfully I have not had the weather conditions allowing me to try again.

I hope your weather improves.
~Tangula~

2013 - 16 pair, 79 eggs, 71 fledged
2012 - 4 pair, 18 eggs, 18 fledged
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