Gourd Cam

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terrapincove
Posts: 349
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:06 pm
Location: Maurice River, Southern NJ
Martin Colony History: Well established 90 cavity colony. Mostly plastic gourds with some custom cedar houses atop pilings out over the river. We live stream the activity on our website https://youtu.be/fvj6V0X70G8

We are on the Maurice River. The Maurice is brackish and tidal. It meets the Delaware bay about three miles down at East Point, NJ. The area is remote and consists of dense marshland and swamp. Dragonflies abound.

Swallows arrive in mid August and finish nesting mid July. There is a large annual roost in mid August upriver a few miles at Mauricetown.

Check out the Terrapin Cove Gourd Cam https://youtu.be/7xWuA5xHOn4

The nest is ready, leaves are coming in, eggs due any time.

Have a great martin season.

Best regards

Hugh @ www.terrapincove.org
Good luck Purple Martin Landlords.

Terrapin Cove

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Dave Duit
Posts: 1852
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Thank you so much for sharing this gourd cam. Much appreciated and enjoyed.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
terrapincove
Posts: 349
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:06 pm
Location: Maurice River, Southern NJ
Martin Colony History: Well established 90 cavity colony. Mostly plastic gourds with some custom cedar houses atop pilings out over the river. We live stream the activity on our website https://youtu.be/fvj6V0X70G8

We are on the Maurice River. The Maurice is brackish and tidal. It meets the Delaware bay about three miles down at East Point, NJ. The area is remote and consists of dense marshland and swamp. Dragonflies abound.

Swallows arrive in mid August and finish nesting mid July. There is a large annual roost in mid August upriver a few miles at Mauricetown.

I'm not sure what type gourds these are but i did buy them on this site
Good luck Purple Martin Landlords.

Terrapin Cove

Always Live https://youtu.be/fvj6V0X70G8
BillieJR
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:39 am
Location: Monroe, WI

Thanks for sharing the live cam with us - I love watching it.
Billie from south central Wisconsin
Robert
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:49 am
Location: Columbia , South Carolina

Thank you terrapincove for providing your PM gourd camera , I sure enjoy looking at it and your other cam’s !
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
jhcox
Posts: 498
Joined: Thu May 26, 2016 9:23 am
Location: tennesse
Martin Colony History: Started colony in 2014. First pair to stay and raise young in 2018.

Hey Terrapincove is there any way you can tilt the camera down a little more to view the center of the nest cup. If it were tilted a little more you could possibly get to view the female actually laying the eggs. And would be able to see more of the chicks when they hatch. Just wondering if that was an option or not. But it is still really ice to see what goes on in there when we can’t see them. Thank you JHCox
Fuzzmeister
Posts: 178
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Awesome!! The male looks like he is sedated, I gotta get me one of them what brand of camera is that?
Matt F.
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Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 am
Location: Houston, TX

terrapincove wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:47 pm
I'm not sure what type gourds these are but i did buy them on this site
Troyer Vertical gourd.
Thanks for posting Hugh!
steger424
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Location: Timmonsville SC

I too am curious what type of camera you are using.
Dave Duit
Posts: 1852
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

terrapincove,
I would like to get your permission to add your gourd cam to our website at www.iamartin.org
If you are ok with that, I would include a copyright with the link and your website name for credit to you. Thanks.
Dave Duit
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
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