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Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

I've got little pink babies today!! Twenty one to be exact and ninety eight eggs. Nests all look good, clean dry and no bugs. Still have hopes for three late nests that are still being added to. My starling trap has been getting a sparrow a day last week but last night I found a female bluebird in it. I carefully removed her, gave her a couple strokes on the head and set her free. She wasn’t very happy about it!
Mark
Central, OHIO.
sugarcreek
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Congrats on your pinkies, and many eggs... had the oppertunity to visit Dick and Cathy Morrow yesterday in New Concord , Ohio ...Wow he has a bunch of martins and is having a fantastic summer.
Checked my nests this afternoon
46 active nest 186 eggs with 9 pinkies

Overall it sounds like a pretty good yr in Ohio so far
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

sugarcreek wrote:Congrats on your pinkies, and many eggs... had the oppertunity to visit Dick and Cathy Morrow yesterday in New Concord , Ohio ...Wow he has a bunch of martins and is having a fantastic summer.
Checked my nests this afternoon
46 active nest 186 eggs with 9 pinkies

Overall it sounds like a pretty good yr in Ohio so far
That’s great! I’ll be in your area this week, hope to stop in for a visit.
Mark
Central, OHIO.
sugarcreek
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Please do.....would love to meet you.
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?
C.C.Martins
Posts: 802
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA, made adjustments and next year was sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020:?
Home colony: 17 natural gourds, one 6 compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony Oso bay preserve: 12 gourds: excluder, troyer horizontal, super gourds with tunnels. 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: ?
PMCA member

Thats a good number of youngsters and eggs! your birds are going to be very busy this year! congrats and wish you success!
Tom

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1861
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".

That’s super news... Sound like a great year in the making.. From Little Hocking, Ohio

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, ... :wink:

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. So far... :wink:

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Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Thanks all!
Dave, I don’t think I’ve ever been to Little Hocking but we used to pick up fertilizer at Belpre. How are your martins doing?
Mark
Central, OHIO.
pmlover
Posts: 806
Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:30 pm
Location: OH/New Concord

Mark Your doing well i hope your colony increases geometrically
Dick Morrow
2015 69 pairs 418 eggs 396 fledged
2019 I have 148 openings now
2016 100 pairs 600 babies fledged added another t-14 and have 126 openings now
2015 Jun 24 360 babies and 58 eggs also found one that had died
2017 632 babies 11died and 20 were killed by hawks
2015 74 pairs and 9 eggs 5/14
2010 3pairss
]JOINED PMCA JUNE 6,2018
2018 651 babies 5 hawk kills 11 floater kills 25 died in houses and 610 fledged

2014 80 pairs 283 babies 282 fledged one died
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

June,10
88 chicks
26 eggs
3 late nests made mostly from black mulch from flower beds, just a few green leaves. Still hoping these pan out but I think it’s getting a little late.

My wife and I had a chance to visit Sugarcreek this past week, what a beautiful location!! The Amish countryside there is ideal for his Martin colony. He’s definitely going to need another house next year. Best of luck Mike, thanks for the visit.
Mark
Central, OHIO.
sugarcreek
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Thanks for taking the time too stop by and visiting with us...like my wife commeneted after you left it sure is special how many people we have met through our love for a tiny little bird.
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Nest check 6/24/18
99 fuzzy and feathered chicks
8 will likely fledge this week
12 new pinkies
7 eggs to hatch maybe more,mama was sitting on one of the nests!
Found my first infestation of mites on a nest with most mature chicks. I treated with Sevin dust to try to keep them from spreading to other nests. We had a little over 4” of rain this past week but nests were in good condition. The dragon flys are sure getting thinned out in the area! It’s fun to watch mama squeeze those big bugs into the crescent shaped openings!! :lol:
Mark
Central, OHIO.
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Other bird happenings...
The barnies started to fledge yesterday. The parent birds are sure grumpy when I venture into the barn!
I have a new nest of Bluebirds by the gazebo with 4 eggs as of this morning.
And the chimney Swift’s have hatched in my fireplace chimney. They seem to be extra vocal this morning for some reason.
Mark
Central, OHIO.
-=DKC=-
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Martin Colony History: ................
2019: 11 pairs
2018: 11 pairs - 43 fledged
2017: 4 pairs - 17 fledged

Buckeyefarmer wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:01 am
Other bird happenings...
The barnies started to fledge yesterday. The parent birds are sure grumpy when I venture into the barn!
I have a new nest of Bluebirds by the gazebo with 4 eggs as of this morning.
And the chimney Swift’s have hatched in my fireplace chimney. They seem to be extra vocal this morning for some reason.
Nesting Barnies, Swifts, Bluebirds & Martins all on one property! Sounds like heaven.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on suckin' till you do succeed." - Curly Howard
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Nest check today showed about half fledged. Forty seven close to taking the leap, probably this week. Seven pinkies and four eggs that should hatch this week. I actually had two fledge while I was checking this morning. They made their way to the nearest crabapple tree and were quickly surrounded with the coaching staff of about six adults. I often think their encouragement is a bit overwhelming for the newbies!
I’ve only lost two chicks so far. I think it may have been the hot weather.
Yesterday evening they looked so crowded stacked up on top the T14s, I put up an additional perch pole made from an old TV antenna. They seemed to appreciate it.
Mark
Central, OHIO.
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Lots of empty nests this morning! Looks like thirteen will fledge soon and eleven with a lot of growing to go. All eggs hatched except one, I think it’s a dud.
Yesterday, I found two jumpers that were very close to being able to fly. I lowered the house and placed them in what I felt was the correct nest. They were still in there this morning all seems to be well.
Mark
Central, OHIO.
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Just 12 more to go, 3 may fledge this week. The other birds come and go but most have moved on. My jumpers all made it finally after 3 days of placing them back in their nests. My last family hatched has a lot of catching up to do, they are just getting a hint of grey color to them. Already making plans for additional housing for next year. I’ll likely set stub posts in a couple weeks.
Mark
Central, OHIO.
sugarcreek
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Great job Mark.....good to hear

Mine are dwindling rapidly as well
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?
Buckeyefarmer
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2015- 0 visitors
2016- 0 visitors
2017- built T-14+songbird magnet, 6 pairs,15 fledged
2018- built 2nd T-14. Anxiously waiting!!

Thanks Mike. I thought my numbers were thinning until this morning. Every perch was loaded with martins. Maybe some of yours stopped in for a visit. :mrgreen:
Mark
Central, OHIO.
sugarcreek
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Could well be, my last are fledging this week!!!
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1861
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".

Buckeyefarmer wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Thanks all!
Dave, I don’t think I’ve ever been to Little Hocking but we used to pick up fertilizer at Belpre. How are your martins doing?

Buckeyefarmer... Sounds like you are having a great year.. I have had great success this year at the Golf Course Colony.. 15 pair.. A lot of the little ones have fledged so far. Yesterday I checked again and still have two nest to start flying yet. I did see 5 little one sitting on the porch being fed. Another nest with their heads sticking out of the door being fed.. Been a super 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, ... :wink:

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. So far... :wink:

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