Temple, Texas

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sonnya
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Location: Temple, Texas
Martin Colony History: New to it.

We had great success this season and a lot of enjoyment. The birds raised several babies in our 12x6 hotel rooms that accommodate 16 birds. They left and gone for about 10 days and as I was about to take down house Martins arrived by a group of about 20-30 birds. This group stayed around for about 3-4 days and they left. Now about every other day some birds are here and the next day has gone.

What's happening? I was thinking maybe this is a rest stop for birds going south
Sharon - Central TX
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:20 pm
Location: So. Central TX
Martin Colony History: All Troyer Horizontal Gourds with Conley Entrances
PMCA Member since 2004

Could be a rest stop but more likely this year’s youngsters from around your area checking out housing for next year. I wouldn’t take it down just yet or you might miss the opportunity of a houseful next season :grin: .
sonnya
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Location: Temple, Texas
Martin Colony History: New to it.

Thanks for the info, they are still coming and staying a day or so and then gone again.. I'm keeping it up.
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