So what kind of green leaves do your PMs like?

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Chris B
Posts: 379
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: AL/Toney

I have a white oak tree I found in the woods as a 1" treeling 25 yrs ago that has 3 lobes on the leaf tips. They use these over maple and red oaks. Besides, the tree is very handy for them.
2014 8 gourds, 3 pairs nested. Ended w/ 24 total
2015 24 gourds, 22 nests. Lotsa birds!
2016 24 gourds and good activity.
2017 32 SREH gourds. Great activity.
2018 40 SREH gourds. Good finish despite big storm damage. No more dangling gourds.
2019 56+ SREH gourds, all on 3/8 rods. Birds did very well.
2020 56 SREH gourds.
Spiderman
Posts: 796
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:19 am
Location: Gladewater, Texas

Always oak from a particular kind of oak tree.
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
rrmartins
Posts: 1434
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

Mine use Bradford Pear leaves from my tree, in my front yard.
2020
T14
7 pair
25 fledged
dragonfly
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:59 am
Location: bluff city Ar

wild cherry leaves
Robert
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:49 am
Location: Columbia , South Carolina

My PMs usually use very small oak and wild cherry leaves .
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
wmfamily
Posts: 62
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Location: St Louis

Ours love the willow leaves from the nearby tree. My swears we didn't have any Martins until we planted the willow tree.
TIGERPITT
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: MOBILE ALABAMA

Live oak and water oak.
Archer
Posts: 760
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Mostly Poplar, but the stems are so tough they never get the whole leaf, just tear of a piece.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
2020-62 pair.
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