4th of july babies

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Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: wisconsin
Martin Colony History: have not had martins for last 20 yrs. trying to re establish a colony
2018 1 asy pair fledged 2

Our late asy pair laid 4 eggs, all 4 hatched yesterday and are doing fine!! This pair showed up june 5th, 30 days later they have young!!! We also have a sy male still visiting every day, hopefully he will return next year and find a mate, good luck to all who still have martins to fledge, it's been hot and humid here but the birds seem to be doing fine, most of our barnswallows have their first batch fledged with no jumpers so far.
Dave Reynolds
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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 great Jim -- I have a pair that has also started late, in my opinion.. They don't care about my opinion anyway.. They look to be fledgeing near or on the last day of July.. I stopped doing nest check because I'm afraid I may have a early jumper or two.. So congrats and have a great day..

Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They Showed up on March 28 for another year... :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Hatched and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — They showed up on April 24 for another year... :wink:

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Location: Monroe, WI

How exciting for you, Jim! This still wasn't my year to get any so maybe next year but it's been fun hearing about everyone else's.
Billie from south central Wisconsin
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