Attn Larry Melcher! Any Louisville roosts yet?

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jeffwilliams72
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:22 am
Location: Indiana/Carthage

I was hoping to visit a roost in the Clarksville,IN/Louisville,KY area this season. My martins are about finished fledging, and it's getting quieter by the day. I was wondering if the roosts were forming yet?
2008/1st pair/ 4 fledged
2009-2010 visitors only
2011/2 pr/9 eggs/8 fledged
2012/9pr/33 fledged
2013/27pr/101 fledged
scottfreidhof
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:13 am
Location: Kentucky/Morehead

There is a roost visible on radar on the NE end of Louisville. I have not tried to pinpoint the location yet via radar. It appears to be in Oldham County somewhere near where Route 42 intersects with Route 1793 between the towns of River Bluff and Goshen maybe. I will try to get a better location tomorrow morning.
jeffwilliams72
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:22 am
Location: Indiana/Carthage

Thanks Scott!
I appreciate your help. I haven't visited a roost site in quite some time, and would love to again.
I am a little over 3 hours North of Louisville, so I can't really justify the drive down until I have confirmation of a roost location. I really enjoyed the roost on the river walk, that made for easy access.
I think I took Larry Melchers roost finding efforts for granted, he sent me to the most amazing birding spectacle I have ever witnessed at a roost near a gravel pit in Clarksville, IN.
Thanks again Scott, I appreciate your reply, and any info you can gather.
2008/1st pair/ 4 fledged
2009-2010 visitors only
2011/2 pr/9 eggs/8 fledged
2012/9pr/33 fledged
2013/27pr/101 fledged
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