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loco for purple
Posts: 187
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:06 pm
Location: arlington/texas

I've had a lone female since Feb. 7th , but today when I arrived home I had 5 martins, two males and three females . I had told my daughter I was expecting more martins today . This date is about the average when I get my first Martin every year . I hope everybody has a great year !!
Dale D
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Location: Orlando, Fl
Martin Colony History: Landlord since 2004

Glad to hear you had some more show up. Best of luck for more arrivals today.
Orlando, FL Landlord since 2004
Offer 42 Cavities Total
Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

Thank you for posting of your arrivals. I'm in Plano and have not seen any Martins yet. I am hoping they will arrive soon since last year was the first year I had a successful pair. I figured they would be eager to return. They established last year in March so it's getting close to that time.

The two pair from across the alley have not arrived either. Any day now is what I keep saying.

I play the dawn song a lot hoping to attract some passers by.

Thanks again.

Coolwhips
Craig Dyer
Posts: 500
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 2:24 pm
Location: Nevada, TX
Martin Colony History: Area is rural. Offer 28 compartments...metal housing (Lonestar Goliad) & Supergourds all w/crescent entrance holes. Purple martins are abundant here and eager for quality, well maintained, safe housing. Expect near 100% occupancy this season.

Hang in there Coolwhips...they're back! I'm just east of Lake Lavon. This morning the first of my purple martins returned...an adult female. Best of luck to you this season.
Craig Dyer
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1885
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".

Craig --- That congrats to you on your new arrivals.. Enjoy, ours are about 30 days away on average that is..

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 on March 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 — Waiting on March 2021

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Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

Craig Dyer wrote:Hang in there Coolwhips...they're back! I'm just east of Lake Lavon. This morning the first of my purple martins returned...an adult female. Best of luck to you this season.

Thats great. I hope you have a great season.

Seems they are slowly burt surely coming in and increasing in numbers each day and week. We may see reports of single returns but we aren't seeing ALL of the Martins that aren't being reported. I would guess that there are more here than we know.

Coolwhips.
loco for purple
Posts: 187
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:06 pm
Location: arlington/texas

I arrived home and went from 5 to 12 martins . The past two days have really brought the martins in!!!
klcretired
Posts: 2174
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:06 am
Location: Grand Prairie,Tx

Thanks for the Arrival date James , I still have not seen or Heard any Martins here at my Site in Grand Prairie as of yet
Had a Squirrel to give birth inside my S & S repeating Controller , had to lay it down and dismantle to get the Squirrel nest & Babies out
This is a First for me ,had the S & S up since 2008 , It's a Great Trap which helped me control my Starlings & Sparrows and now i never see any here at all.
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Wishing everyone a Great Martin Year
Happy Martining for 2020 to everyone,

K.C.

klcretired@tx.rr.com
Spiderman
Posts: 778
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:19 am
Location: Gladewater, Texas

I live close to Longview, and have 3 Martins, all males.


The 1st one arrived Feb. 14th.
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG
2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG
2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG
2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED
2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED
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