Another nest check in East Tennessee

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jhcox
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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.

Another nest check in East Tennessee

Postby jhcox » Tue May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Well I did another nest check today and good news so far I have grown from 1 nesting pair last year. To 5 so far this year 4 with 5 eggs and 1 with 6 eggs and several more nest that are getting green leaves placed in them so maybe we will get a few more. It’s hard to count how many birds I have but maybe 12 to 15. Very pleased with the growth this year. Good luck to everyone especially the new landlords don’t get discouraged it will happen just takes a good site and time.

rrmartins
Posts: 1383
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

Re: Another nest check in East Tennessee

Postby rrmartins » Tue May 28, 2019 2:32 pm

That’s great news!!!
2019
T14
7 pair
25 fledged
Rat breached bird netting and nearly wiped out entire colony over a four day period. Problem was fixed!!

Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1806
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".

Re: Another nest check in East Tennessee

Postby Dave Reynolds » Tue May 28, 2019 8:22 pm

...jhcox ... That's a good improvement from last year.. Good Job.. :grin: :grin:

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :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 are on the way. :wink:

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jhcox
Posts: 389
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.

Re: Another nest check in East Tennessee

Postby jhcox » Tue May 28, 2019 8:40 pm

Thanks guys I hope it continues to grow a little this year. I have a few still building nest so maybe. Hopefully they will fledge all of them and theses pairs will return next year with a few more in tow. I have heard several people saying that your colony is confirmed if you get 10 or more nesting pairs. So half way there.

handyman315
Posts: 297
Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 11:03 am
Location: SW Ohio
Martin Colony History: Colony established May 20, 2017 after three unsuccessful years. Persistent and aggressive Tree Swallows plagued the site, but beyond learning - and practicing - to control them, was the return in 2017 of a 2016-SY-M previously unable to find a mate. As a handsome ASY-M, he brought along two females and a swagger that soon put the Tree Swallow issue to rest. As the anchor pair, he and his mate hatched all six of their eggs into fat and healthy babies into what settled in to be a three-pair, flourishing new colony with up to 11 birds total, including 3 SY-M trouble makers.

Re: Another nest check in East Tennessee

Postby handyman315 » Wed May 29, 2019 5:54 am

Your colony looks perfectly on track! Congratulations!
2019- 19 Nesting Pair Fledged 84 babies. The Pattern is Full.
2018-ASY-M Arrived April 6, Despite Snow & Cold, Joined Soon by Mate & Two Adult Pairs, Season of 11 Nests W/48 Babies
2017-FIRST-YEAR LANDLORD! :grin: Resident SY-M from 2016 Returned (as ASY-M) on May 20. At Least 11 Resident PMs, with 13 Fledged from Three Nests and Operated a Daily Flying Circus :grin:
2016-Late-Arriving SYs, Resident Lone SY-M, Unable to Find Mate
2015 & 2014-Many Visits


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