Pinkies in central PA

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Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:07 pm
Location: PA/Avis
Martin Colony History: The 1972 St. Agnes flood wiped out all the Martins in my area. One day, in 1997-98, 5 or 6 Martins landed on the power wires crossing my back yard. I had no house for them. They kept coming back day after day. We got a martin house a few weeks later & they have been coming back every year since. I average 12-15 pair per year.

I couldn't do any nest checks for a few days due to rain & chilly high winds. So today we finally got to do a nest check. Found 2 nests with 3 pinkies each. One nest hatched 3 days ago, the other 2 days ago. Both nests have 2 eggs left. I know the one nest they will not hatch. Not sure about the other nest yet. There are 4 more nests due to hatch any day too.

I also had a new SY Male here today & a possible new female. Anyone hoping to get a start they are still migrating thru.

Toy in PA
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Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:39 am
Location: Monroe, WI

That's great news!!!
Billie from south central Wisconsin
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Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA made adjustments and next year was successful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
Home colony: mix natural gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 gourds: PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
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Thats good news! Glad they started hatching and attracting mates for you!
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
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