New T 14

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John Balga
Posts: 198
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:13 pm
Location: Essex, Essex County, Ontario
Martin Colony History: 2012-69 pairs
2015- 3 pair at new home colony
2016-6 pair at home colony-1 ASY FEMALE banded from Andy Troyer colony
2017-17 pair at home colony
2018-38 pair at home colony
2019-47 pair at home colony

One of our OPMA members added a new T 14 to his colony complete with individual doors, a winch extension, and predator guard. The martins really enjoyed the new addition. The individual doors made for easy nest checks without spooking the rest of the colony inhabitants.
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Close up of individual doors.
Close up of individual doors.
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The T 14 in its entirety.
The T 14 in its entirety.
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Winch extension for safety.
Winch extension for safety.
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Keep the martins flying in Ontario!
wyatt
Posts: 823
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 1:24 pm
Location: Florida/Tallahassee

I like this! The individual doors should a standard feature. I may try to retrofit mine. I can't tell from the picture - is the winch extension far enough away from the predator guard to not allow a raccoon to jump across to the top of the predator guard?
John Balga
Posts: 198
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:13 pm
Location: Essex, Essex County, Ontario
Martin Colony History: 2012-69 pairs
2015- 3 pair at new home colony
2016-6 pair at home colony-1 ASY FEMALE banded from Andy Troyer colony
2017-17 pair at home colony
2018-38 pair at home colony
2019-47 pair at home colony

Hi Wyatt,
I'm glad you like the individual compartments. They make nest checks much better. The predator guard is attached to the house with screws so there is nothing at the base of the pole.
Keep the martins flying in Ontario!
Matt F.
Posts: 3895
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 am
Location: Houston, TX

Gorgeous house John!
The individual compartment doors, winch extension - a true masterpiece!
bwenger
Posts: 1046
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:24 pm
Location: Pennsylvania/Espyville/Pymatuning Reservoir Area
Martin Colony History: Taking care of 11 active public colonies and trying to start two more in northwestern PA. Also attempting to restart another one in southwestern PA, in Collier Township's Hilltop Park. In 2017, not sure what happened but the ASY male returned and then a couple of weeks later he was gone. It could have been weather related. No other birds showed up. I had a starling nesting at the Public site that I had trouble getting rid of.
In 2018, we fledged 629 martins at all of the sites.

Nice set up John. I like those single doors.

Good to hear from you again.

Take care,

Bill
Larry Kronemeyer
Posts: 494
Joined: Mon May 22, 2006 5:27 pm
Location: Illinois/Millstadt

Great T14!
Individual doors look awesome. That's what all T14s need.
Larry and Judy Kronemeyer
est. 1999
1-12 compartment Trendsetter and 4 gourds(crescents)
1 T-14 and 4 gourds (crescents)
12 gourd rack (crescents)
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