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DelmaWhisenhunt
Posts: 778
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:17 am
Location: Idabel, OK

Noticing already we have those in the ready mood to welcome the martins again and count me as one of those. I eagerly awaiting the same, but will be awhile yet for me. They gotta make their way all the way to SE Okla. and feel sure they know that the winter is not over. Hard to believe that 2015 has arrived, time flies and as we age it goes faster and faster. To wish everyone a wonderful 2015 and remember to take time to count our blessings along the way.
Delma Whisenhunt
Idabel, OK
Martin Lover
Don Strickland
Posts: 430
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Oklahoma/Shady Point

Yep Delma, Time flies when you're having fun or "GETTING OLD"... :)
I hope you have a successful Purple Martin 2015.
Don
Tim Mangan-Kansas
Posts: 1728
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:25 am
Location: Kansas, Pittsburg
Martin Colony History: 2016 - 22 Pair

Delma:

Hope this is your year to start a colony.

Tim
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
M.Stephens
Posts: 1130
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:14 pm
Location: Texas/Texarkana

Tim Mangan-Kansas wrote:Delma:

Hope this is your year to start a colony.

Tim
Tim, Delma finally got her first martins last year....sure hope they make it back for her! She is a deserving landlord!
Malcolm
2015 (110 nesting pair)
2014 (92 nesting pair)
2013 (75 nesting pair)
2012 (35 nesting pair)
2011 (20 pair)
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DelmaWhisenhunt
Posts: 778
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:17 am
Location: Idabel, OK

Yes, this past year was indeed an exciting one for me. Many years of waiting and the encouragement of my fellow posting friends kept me going until that blessed event took place. Many martins came to the house in the front yard and also to the one in the back yard. Mornings with that cup of coffee were enhanced greatly with daily performance of martins as I sat on my front porch. Even the lawn mowing became more enjoyable, Recall March 15th when I was getting groceries out of my car and heard that familiar sound, upon checking saw several soaring over the driveway. Need I tell you I was so excited, could hardly wait to see if they landed on the martin house and some did. They left on my birthday Aug. 1st and I am counting on their having written the address down before they left. Need I tell you I am one of those crazy martin people known as a martin addict. At least that is what some of my friends call me. I try to convert every one that I can !
Delma Whisenhunt
Idabel, OK
Martin Lover
Anthony Neira
Posts: 1317
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Location: San Antonio /Texas
Martin Colony History: Started in 1992 From neighbors old 1950-60's colonies. Have 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 4 MPP Poles, 1 Heath Deluxe Gourd with Troyer Porch, 8 NatureLine Gourds with Troyer Porches, 5 Troyer Horizontals ,& 2 S&K 11" WITH Troyer Porches ready for 2019 Season !

:grin: I guess it Also had to do something with that Beautifully painted House you showed us last season Delma! :grin: Good luck again, With This One !
PMCA Member, 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 1 Heath Deluxe Gourd with Troyer Porch, 8 NatureLine Gourds with Troyer Porches, 5 Troyer Horizontals + Tunnels, & 2 S&K Bo 11"s WITH Troyer Porches ! 4 MPPs, For 2019 Season !! :grin: Started in 1992 from Older '50-'60s Colonies.
pmartinlover2
Posts: 521
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:37 pm
Location: IL/Hillsboro
Martin Colony History: 2011 Home site--1 SY pair--2 fledged
2016 Satellite Site---4 pair--19 eggs laid--17 hatched--16 fledged
2017 Satellite Site--8 pair--37 eggs laid--34 hatched--34 fledged
2018 11 pair--fledged 60
2019 20 pair-fledged 94
2020 23pair-fledged 108

I so enjoyed your post, Delma. We all remember where we were or what we were doing when that familiar chatter instantly grabs our attention! Wishing you multiple nesting martins in 2015!!!
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threelilkids
Posts: 386
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:11 pm
Location: Denham Springs, La
Martin Colony History: 2014 1 pair 3 hatched 3 fledged
2015 1 pair 5 hatched 5 fledged
2016 1 pair 5 hatched 4 fledged
2017 2 pair 8 hatched 8 fledged
2018 4 pair 15 hatched

Hi, Delma add me to your post loves, You helped me on getting my first pair and made me feel welcome when I first joined this forum, thanks a lot, Mary
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