Early martin in Plantation, Florida!

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Stingray
Posts: 351
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 9:45 pm
Location: Plantation/Florida

Sitting outback enjoying the cool 64 degree gorgeous morning when I heard that wonderful, familiar sound!!
Two male martins overhead!!
One has come back several times and poked around the gourds. A few minutes ago he chased a hawk away!
Flying overhead as I type this!!
My season has begun!
Best wishes to all 😊😊
Have a great season!
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1921
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".

Stingray... That' super news.. Congrats to you and your new arrivals.... Did you make a Scout Report ?? :wink:

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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clivia98
Posts: 115
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:14 am
Location: Raceland, Louisiana

Awesome. I am anxiously awaiting my first arrivals in south Louisiana. Great to hear they are on their way!! :grin:
Robert
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:49 am
Location: Columbia , South Carolina

That’s sounds great Stingray , I’m ready here in South Carolina my birds usually arrive in mid February , hope everyone has a great season.
Robert , South Carolina
PMCA member
40 year PM landlord
2018 season
21 pairs 107 eggs 99 fledged
2019 season
23 pairs 122 eggs 105 fledged
2020 season
23 pairs 122 eggs 72 fledged
2021
Dale D
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Location: Orlando, Fl
Martin Colony History: Landlord since 2004

Congratulations, Stingray!
Orlando, FL Landlord since 2004
Offer 42 Cavities Total
C.C.Martins
Posts: 887
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 successful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021:
Home colony: mix natural gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 gourds: PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021:
PMCA member

Fine start to a day!
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
James Strickland FL
Posts: 2249
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:04 pm
Location: Reidsville NC
Martin Colony History: 2017 Had a lot visitors no Matins nesting, hoping 2018 will be different.
2018 Had 1 pair
2019 had 30 pair

Stingray that is great news!
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GeneP
Posts: 523
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:35 am
Location: Kansas, Lawrence
Martin Colony History: 1 gourd rack with 24 gourd capacity. 2018, my 11th year hosting martins.
18 pair in 2017.

Congrats on the arrival. It's a cool "real feel" of 8 below here.
PMCA Member, Single Gourd Rack, 2019 marks 12 years hosting martins.
Stingray
Posts: 351
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 9:45 pm
Location: Plantation/Florida

GeneP wrote: Congrats on the arrival. It's a cool "real feel" of 8 below here.
Thank you!!
Brrrrrt!! A little too cold for me!!!

James Strickland FL wrote:Stingray that is great news!
Thanks former neighbor!!
Hope you're settled in.
Happy Birthday!

Dave Reynolds wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:56 am
Stingray... That' super news.. Congrats to you and your new arrivals.... Did you make a Scout Report ?? :wink:
Dave
Thanks!
I heart birds wrote:Fine start to a day!
You're right!!
Thanks!

Dale D wrote:Congratulations, Stingray!
Thank you.

clivia98 wrote: Awesome. I am anxiously awaiting my first arrivals in south Louisiana. Great to hear they are on their way!! :grin:
Thanks and best of luck to you!
Robert wrote: That’s sounds great Stingray , I’m ready here in South Carolina my birds usually arrive in mid February , hope everyone has a great season.
Thanks Robert.
Last edited by Stingray on Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Have a great season!
Stingray
Posts: 351
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 9:45 pm
Location: Plantation/Florida

GeneP wrote: Congrats on the arrival. It's a cool "real feel" of 8 below here.
Thank you!!
Brrrrr!!!! A little too cold for me!!! 😊

James Strickland FL wrote:Stingray that is great news!
Thanks former neighbor!!
Hope you're settled in. 😊
Happy Birthday!

Dave Reynolds wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:56 am
Stingray... That' super news.. Congrats to you and your new arrivals.... Did you make a Scout Report ?? :wink:
Dave
Thanks!
I heart birds wrote:Fine start to a day!
You're right!!
Thanks! 😊

Dale D wrote:Congratulations, Stingray!
Thank you. 😊

clivia98 wrote: Awesome. I am anxiously awaiting my first arrivals in south Louisiana. Great to hear they are on their way!! :grin:
Thanks and best of luck to you!
Robert wrote: That’s sounds great Stingray , I’m ready here in South Carolina my birds usually arrive in mid February , hope everyone has a great season.
Thanks Robert. 😊
Have a great season!
James Strickland FL
Posts: 2249
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:04 pm
Location: Reidsville NC
Martin Colony History: 2017 Had a lot visitors no Matins nesting, hoping 2018 will be different.
2018 Had 1 pair
2019 had 30 pair

Thanks Stingray Thanks for the Happy Birthday. Working on my set-up here in NC, they will be here at the end of Feb :grin: :grin: . I still have a site at my old house and they are ready for them to show. With your there mine should be showing up any day now.
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Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1921
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".

James Strickland FL wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Thanks Stingray Thanks for the Happy Birthday. Working on my set-up here in NC, they will be here at the end of Feb :grin: :grin: . I still have a site at my old house and they are ready for them to show. With your there mine should be showing up any day now.
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James .. it’s great to hear from you.. I just have been wondering how it has been going at your new home and site..
Sounds like you are working on your set up and I hope you will be successful this year.. It won’t be long now.. Keep us up to date how it is going..

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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James Strickland FL
Posts: 2249
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:04 pm
Location: Reidsville NC
Martin Colony History: 2017 Had a lot visitors no Matins nesting, hoping 2018 will be different.
2018 Had 1 pair
2019 had 30 pair

Hi Dave, I have been working on what Martins like here. They are a little different in the way they act and the type of housing they like. I put up a round which is a half Gemini and the Martins love that rack better than the other and so I am put up a Gemini Rack. I had a lot of visitors and a pair nested and fledged 4 young. I think this will be a good year here as long as the weather will be normal, but the future forecast is cooler and wetter in the spring. We will see. Good luck on your site and may you be full this year.
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