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msalcido
Posts: 254
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:25 pm
Location: Texas/Mineola

DottieL wrote:Acck...live=love!!
- LOL! I knew what you meant! :lol: and Thanks for the kind words!
Mike

Fifth season of being a landlord! :) and a PMCA member!
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.

Still waiting here, darn it! It is now 21 days later than last year... Had a pair of lookers stop by several times yesterday, but nothing today. My Auntie Joan doesn't have any martins yet, either, and she has hosted 2-3 pair for years. She says the numbers in her town (30 miles from me) has hardly any martins at all... Trying to stay hopeful. :roll:
~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.
msalcido
Posts: 254
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:25 pm
Location: Texas/Mineola

Hang in there Mamabruff! Hopefully you will still get some! Fingers crossed for you!
Mike

Fifth season of being a landlord! :) and a PMCA member!
DornCounty
Posts: 2172
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:58 pm
Location: Rural SE Kansas
Martin Colony History: .
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Trio-Jedi

MamaBruff wrote:Still waiting here, darn it! It is now 21 days later than last year... Had a pair of lookers stop by several times yesterday, but nothing today. My Auntie Joan doesn't have any martins yet, either, and she has hosted 2-3 pair for years. She says the numbers in her town (30 miles from me) has hardly any martins at all... Trying to stay hopeful. :roll:
Hang in there mamma.. especially with storm season here, a whole colony could be looking for a home at any point the next couple weeks.
2017 - Home & Public Colonies - 300 Cavities
Mitch Booth
Posts: 479
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:23 am
Location: Akron, OH
Martin Colony History: 2012 - 0
2013 - 1 pair, 4 eggs, 2 fledged
2014 - 0
2015 - 1 pair, 5 died during week of rain
2016 - 0
2017 - 1 pair, 4 eggs, 4 fledged
2018 - 4 pair, 19 eggs, 19 fledged
2019 - 7 pair
2020 - 17 pair

Had an SY pair show up today and hung out for a while on the gourd rack. I'm still hopeful. We have two nests of tree swallows about 2-3 weeks apart with young and sure enough another pair took up residence today.

Mitch
2020 - 17 pair 77 eggs 69 fledged
2019 - 7 pair
2018 - 4 pair 19 eggs, 19 fledged
2017 - 1 pair 4 eggs, 4 fledged
2016 - 0 only visits
2015 - 1 pair 5 eggs, 5 hatched, 5 dead on days 6-7
2014 - 0 only visits
2013 - 1 pair 3 eggs, 2 hatched, 2 fledged
2012 - 0
taxidermy lady
Posts: 2989
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:21 am
Location: IL/Ellis Grove
Martin Colony History: Started trying to attract purple martins in 2012! It's finally happened in 2017! 5 years!!! ASY male and SY female came May 1st, fledged 5 babies!

Yeah we all have to be hopeful until the end. :)
Sharon from southern Illinois
DottieL
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 1:36 pm
Location: Augusta, KS (just east of Wichita)

My lone subbie remains at my site. Several other SY'S have visited. There have been a couple of ASY's that attempt to entice my SY-M to follow them, but he is sticking here so far. He gets Sooo excited when he sees new birds visiting. His vocalizations are really varied!!
I believe the SY's are still moving through our area!!
I'm hanging in too, for more to fill my house. I only can accommodate 5 pair..
Dorothy ......in the "Land of the Yellow Brick Road" click click !!
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