Last arrivals

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Mitch Booth
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:23 am
Location: Akron, OH
Martin Colony History: 2012 - 0
2013 - 1 pair, 4 eggs, 2 fledged
2014 - 0
2015 - 1 pair, 5 died during week of rain
2016 - 0
2017 - 1 pair, 4 eggs, 4 fledged
2018 - 4 pair, 19 eggs, 19 fledged
2019 - 7 pair
2020 -

Re: Last arrivals

Postby Mitch Booth » Thu May 09, 2019 7:17 pm

Rob,

It typically peaks around May 17th in my area of Northeast Ohio and the only reason I pick this date is that it is my wife’s birthday and prior to having a nesting pair, for like three years in a row, would be my first sighting of SY birds and continues up through the middle of June.

Mitch
2020 -
2019 - 7 pair
2018 - 4 pair 19 eggs, 19 fledged
2017 - 1 pair 4 eggs, 4 fledged
2016 - 0 only visits
2015 - 1 pair 5 eggs, 5 hatched, 5 dead on days 6-7
2014 - 0 only visits
2013 - 1 pair 3 eggs, 2 hatched, 2 fledged
2012 - 0

kim w.
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 6:43 pm
Location: IN/Goshen

Re: Last arrivals

Postby kim w. » Fri May 10, 2019 7:25 am

Do you think the cool weather has slowed the migration of sy's down?
Kim W.

Spiderman
Posts: 757
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:19 am
Location: Gladewater, Texas

Re: Last arrivals

Postby Spiderman » Fri May 10, 2019 10:03 am

I live in Texas and had 40 SY's that have spent the last 2 nights in our Colony. They hunt and rest as a group, then when the sun sets, disperse and find an empty Gourd for the night. 6 or 7 will sleep in one Gourd no problem.

They will leave soon, once it warms up (53 here this morning) and continue the journey northward.

I was kind and of surprised to see such a large group so late. Usually it is 20 or less. You know when they arrive because the resident Martins are fussing and trying to establish boundaries.

Don't loose hope their are still Martins moving north!
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

PMDavid
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Boyce,Louisiana
Martin Colony History: Second year trying to attract martins. This year I am getting rid of the wooden house and showing something they are used to seeing.
Offering 2 trio grandpaws w/2natural gourds under each and C.Abare gourd rack w/16 natural gourds. And one rehabbed 16 compartment Coates original with two natural gourds.Lots of lookers,a few overnighters and daily activity cruising and looking. All gourds have a rain canopy and wire perch.2019 7 pair moving into 2020 almost double pairs from 2019. Still have most of the month of March to go for new arrivals and April.

Re: Last arrivals

Postby PMDavid » Fri May 10, 2019 10:44 am

Hey spider, just last week I noticed the same thing you mentioned about all the regulars flyin around fussing and carrying on. I could tell there looked to be about four “new” to me birds jumping around all over my site like they didn’t know exactly the layout and where they could . All the residents were fussing and acting defensive over their certain holes and gourds! Must have been some migrates . Maybe some of this latest batch at your place will pass through and one or two set up shop.

kim w.
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 6:43 pm
Location: IN/Goshen

Re: Last arrivals

Postby kim w. » Fri May 10, 2019 6:56 pm

Rafke77
I'm still trying. Year #6
Kim W.

-=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

Re: Last arrivals

Postby -=DKC=- » Sat May 11, 2019 8:06 am

Here in Corpus Christi, TX. we had a big influx of migrant Purple Martins, Barn Swallows, and Mississippi Kites (and probably others) fly over yesterday afternoon. Migration appears to be ongoing.
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