A few photos of recent action

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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 :-).

Here are some recent photos I took of a little bit of Martin action at my colony. So far I have Nine hatchlings/babies.

Thanks for looking.





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Peter D
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Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:33 am
Location: NC/Hot Springs

Very Nice!!
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!

Chuck your first picture is beautiful. I think that is Fred's brother, he is a spitting image of Fred. :lol: You take great pictures.http://s938.photobucket.com/user/sharon ... sort=3&o=4

Does anyone think this utility pole is keeping females away? If so I can move them on this side, but will be closer to trees then. I think the pole is better than a tree.

Didn't work sorry. I will try again
Sharon from southern Illinois
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.

Beautiful photos Chuck. Thanks for posting them. :)
Don~Northern Neck of Virginia-PMCA Member
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Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:06 pm
Location: Maurice River, Southern NJ
Martin Colony History: Well established 90 cavity colony. Mostly plastic gourds with some custom cedar houses atop pilings out over the river. We live stream the activity on our website https://youtu.be/fvj6V0X70G8

We are on the Maurice River. The Maurice is brackish and tidal. It meets the Delaware bay about three miles down at East Point, NJ. The area is remote and consists of dense marshland and swamp. Dragonflies abound.

Swallows arrive in mid August and finish nesting mid July. There is a large annual roost in mid August upriver a few miles at Mauricetown.

Awesome pics, keep em comin
Good luck Purple Martin Landlords.

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