where did my birds go

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skipper
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Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 11:55 am

I had about 10 birds 2pair were nesting with egg the other day they were gone today I had 2 birds come and go several times the others didn't come back at all what went wrong
Annie G
Posts: 341
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:09 pm
Location: Wisconsin/Portage

Sounds like some kind of predator.. did you find any feathers at the base of the pole? Do you have predator guards up?
Keep trying and keep your chin up, its easier to see the martins coming!!
flyin-lowe
Posts: 3010
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Not sure but I might be experiencing the same thing. I've had a couple SY pair here for a few weeks that have complete nests built and earlier this week I had several more show up and start building nests. They were all here this morning and this afternoon when I got home from work I noticed none of them were around. I assumed they were out feeding but I don't think they came back in tonight. Hoping they are here in the morning.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
~Ray~Gingerich
Posts: 2122
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Delaware/Dover

I think they will all be back the first nice day.Sometimes when the weather is off they don't hang out at the home site, especially before the egg laying is completed.
~Ray~ Gingerich
1999 1pair, 2006 2 pair, 2008 2 pair,
2009 23 pair, 2010 39 pair, 2011 67 pair,
2012 115 pair, 2013 160 pair,
2014 152 pair, 2015 174 pair, 2016 178 pair
2017 187 pair, 2018 200 pair, 2019 171pair
2020 233 pair
skipper
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Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 11:55 am

~Ray~Gingerich wrote:I think they will all be back the first nice day.Sometimes when the weather is off they don't hang out at the home site, especially before the egg laying is completed.
you know the weather did change a cold front came in today its in the 60's this morning maybe that's it thanks a lot
skipper
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Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 11:55 am

no feathers anywhere there was one bird this morning
flyin-lowe
Posts: 3010
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Not sure what you have going on??? More then likely a predator problem but which one would only be a guess. Fortunately mine came back the next day. I was hoping you would be reporting the same.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
skipper
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 11:55 am

4 came today to visit coming and going
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