scout report in north La

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dsonyay
Posts: 1250
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

My neighbor in Broussard La (south La) has a 15 year colony and hasn't had a scout yet.

Yet there is a scout report way up in north La, Haughton. I find this hard to believe, but of course it's possible. The last time the guy reported from Haughton was way back in 2009 and it was for Feb.

Matter of fact the other two La reports are all first timers too.
tonyg
Posts: 1520
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: Olpe, KS
Martin Colony History: 22 year landlord, 14 at current residence..offering 9 racks and a homemade T-8 for 166 total cavities. 160 Pair in 2018 Racks consist of a Deluxe 12, AAA 16, Starburst 16, 2 K-18 Series, Super 24, 2 Gemini, Multi-purpose/two trio’s/4gourds and a T-8..Great hobby to be involved in..

I have my doubts about these 1st timers reports...
22 year landlord..9 Rack Systems for 2018 and my home built T-8 for a total of 166 cavities..160 pair in 2018 ..SUPER COLONY!!! Love You Bev... Fan of those St. Louis Cardinals!!!!!
tim414
Posts: 247
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:52 am
Location: NorthTX/Pottsboro/Lake Texoma

I'm located in north Texas along the same line as northern La. It's still too cold I would think.
DornCounty
Posts: 2172
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:58 pm
Location: Rural SE Kansas
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Trio-Jedi

I'm just glad so many new folks are reporting
2017 - Home & Public Colonies - 300 Cavities
Chris B
Posts: 379
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: AL/Toney

In the last week or so as the weather warmed I have had wrens and some odd colored starlings come and check out my still nested gourds from last year. Have already seen a European bluebird too. I should get cold this next few days and I hope the martins are still way down to the south.
2014 8 gourds, 3 pairs nested. Ended w/ 24 total
2015 24 gourds, 22 nests. Lotsa birds!
2016 24 gourds and good activity.
2017 32 SREH gourds. Great activity.
2018 40 SREH gourds. Good finish despite big storm damage. No more dangling gourds.
2019 56+ SREH gourds, all on 3/8 rods. Birds did very well.
2020 56 SREH gourds.
dsonyay
Posts: 1250
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

Yep.. In the big picture, you can still good some good date out of reports, even with some incorrect reports.

In my area, south La. I'm surprised not to have seen barn swallows yet .. I'm used to seeing them earlier than martins.
KathyF
Posts: 3522
Joined: Thu May 24, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: Missouri/Licking
Martin Colony History: Colony started - 2007 with one pair
As of 2018 - 84 cavities offered, max # of pairs hosted - 82.

Just because it's their first time to report on this site doesn't necessarily mean it's their first time to be a purple martin landlord. :wink:
"Sometimes", said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
2016 - 82 pair
2015 - 76 pair
2014 - 75 pair
2013 - 75 pair
2012-72 pair
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William A
Posts: 173
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:35 am
Location: AL/Marion

KathyF wrote:Just because it's their first time to report on this site doesn't necessarily mean it's their first time to be a purple martin landlord. :wink:
Well said Kathy, I reported for the first time last year which is when I found out about the reporting capability.
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Waydog
Posts: 188
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Location: Alexandria, La.

Still a few weeks out here in cenla. Usually around the 17th of February for us and the firsts. Mine are due around the 21st...but we can always be suprised! I get antsy when the first sunshine day in the 60's comes around..but try to hold off on housing up till valentine's day...usually dont wait tho!!!!
2012 -first year landlord.... 2 pair, 9 fledged.... 2013- 5 pair 20 fledged..
2014- 8 pair 32 fledged
dsonyay
Posts: 1250
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

Yes, definitely I agree... I wouldn't have thought twice to a first report for someone in the lower half of the state.. Especially SE Louisiana.

A report way up in N La is kiinda odd, since none of the regular established colonies have even heard the chirp. Like Thibodeaux , Shriever, Lafayette... Oops .. Scratch Thibidaux. Hahahah!

But its all close enough anyway. And its all fun and exciting just reading the reports.

This weekend will be clear and sunny.. Hoping to see a couple in the sky. My neighbor's 15yr old colony is overdue for a scout as well . :)
Lane Stout
Posts: 79
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:26 pm
Location: Gonzales, LA
Martin Colony History: Active colony since 2003. Site offers 64 gourds.

Anxiously awaiting that first flash of purple any day now in Gonzales!
CNO~La
Posts: 144
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:12 am
Location: Baton Rouge/Louisiana

Here ya go David - Just saw an ASY male sitting in one of my gourds here in Baton Rouge. May have spent the night..

:grin:
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1935
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

CON~La --- Congrats on your new arrival... Have a great year..

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, 4 fledged. :wink:
2021 — Waiting 2021

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies and 137 Fledged. :wink:
2021 — First arrival on April 5, 2021

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Conrad Baker
Posts: 381
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: Paulina, Louisiana

Still looking here in Paulina. Getting a "crick" in my neck for all the "uplooking" I'm doing. Still a lttle cold, but if they show up, I will be ready.
CNO~La
Posts: 144
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:12 am
Location: Baton Rouge/Louisiana

Still keeping my eyes to the skies!

Good luck to all
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