Another nest check

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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

Postby jhcox » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm

Did another nest check on Sunday June 2nd we are up to 8 nest with eggs from 3 to 6 eggs. Still have several nest that have new green leaves in them. Is it a good assumption that I have at least 8 pair or do you think that maybe I have some males that a breading multiple females and helping build multiple nest. It’s hard to count the birds but it seems like there are more coming in every day or so. Any thoughts???

tlragsdale
Posts: 218
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:22 pm
Location: Wisconsin/New Richmond

Re: Another nest check

Postby tlragsdale » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:19 pm

Many of us in the same boat, particularly those of us living a bit further north. I believe our numbers last year were 18 pair, with about 100 fledglings. Was so confident our Gemini rack would be at capacity I talked my "financial advisor" (wife) into us putting up another. Just did a nest check; only 12 of the original gourds had eggs (41), but most had a fairly substantial amount of green leaves. Gemini rack #2 showing a lot more activity with the "subbies" arriving; had the first egg in one of it's gourds today.

Weather is warm, sky blue, and lots of martin activity. Doesn't get much better……

Terry & Michelle
New Richmond, WI
Terry & Michelle
New Richmond, WI

2005 - 2014 Hard luck stories
2015 - 2 pair, 12 eggs/12 fledglings
2016 - 6 pair, 35 eggs/35 fledged
2017 - 18 pair, 88 eggs / 85 fledged.
2018 - 23 pair, 119 eggs/115 fledged.
2019 - 31 pair, 137 eggs/133 fledged


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