ANY KNOWN ROOSTS INDIANA/NORTH KENTUCKY/SOUTHWEST OHIO

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

Are there any active known roosts in the Louisville area? Cincinatti area? Southern Indiana? All the info on the Roost Report is outdated.
2008/1st pair/ 4 fledged
2009-2010 visitors only
2011/2 pr/9 eggs/8 fledged
2012/9pr/33 fledged
2013/27pr/101 fledged
flyin-lowe
Posts: 2932
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Jeff good to see you on here. I have heard there is a roost in Louisville, not sure if it is still active or not though.
Are you still living in Carthage? I thought I saw a scout report or something that said Sulpher Springs. I am between Mt Summit and Sulpher, didn't know if you were up here or not....
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
jeffwilliams72
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:22 am
Location: Indiana/Carthage

Hey Flyin Lowe!
I am still in the Carthage area, east of town. I was doing some research of my property and discovered it lies in an old unincorporated settlement called Sulphur Spring! No s on the end. I know your general area pretty good from time spent hunting waterfowl, fishing and hunting deer at Summit Lake, oh yeah and also stuffing my face at 1000 Degree Pizza!
I have been trying to contact Louisville Audubon, and begging on here for roost coordinates. I have visited the Louisville roost before and it was totally amazing! I can't find Larry Melcher anymore, he used to pinpoint them good.
Good hearing from you, I need to log-in more frequently and keep better track of my purple martin friends that helped me and encouraged me when I was starting my colony!
2008/1st pair/ 4 fledged
2009-2010 visitors only
2011/2 pr/9 eggs/8 fledged
2012/9pr/33 fledged
2013/27pr/101 fledged
jeffwilliams72
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:22 am
Location: Indiana/Carthage

Hey Flyin Lowe!
I am still in the Carthage area, east of town. I was doing some research of my property and discovered it lies in an old unincorporated settlement called Sulphur Spring! No s on the end. I know your general area pretty good from time spent hunting waterfowl, fishing and hunting deer at Summit Lake, oh yeah and also stuffing my face at 1000 Degree Pizza!
I have been trying to contact Louisville Audubon, and begging on here for roost coordinates. I have visited the Louisville roost before and it was totally amazing! I can't find Larry Melcher anymore, he used to pinpoint them good.
Good hearing from you, I need to log-in more frequently and keep better track of my purple martin friends that helped me and encouraged me when I was starting my colony!
2008/1st pair/ 4 fledged
2009-2010 visitors only
2011/2 pr/9 eggs/8 fledged
2012/9pr/33 fledged
2013/27pr/101 fledged
flyin-lowe
Posts: 2932
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

I live just south of province pond about 1/2 mile so I know where you are. Interesting about the Sulpher Spring. My old property where I had my original colony used to adjoin Summit Lake Property. I was over on the east side, near where the eagles are nesting now, if you have been over there this year.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
scottfreidhof
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:13 am
Location: Kentucky/Morehead

That roost has not been reported by any local birders yet as far as I know. The roost ring still looked good this morning northeast of Louisville. The center of the ring appeared to originate just across the county line into Oldham County somewhere between Highway 42 and I-71. Some smaller roads in that zone include Route 329 and Route 1694. The roost was east of River Bluff and north of Worthington.
scottfreidhof
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:13 am
Location: Kentucky/Morehead

Jeff there is a roost at Greensburg, Indiana in Decator County. It was visible on radar this morning possibly on the north side of town. Greensburg looks like a small town where you could find the roost without too much trouble.
jeffwilliams72
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:22 am
Location: Indiana/Carthage

Thanks Scott! Greensburg is not far from me, I will look for it and report back any findings!
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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