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Postby DAVE » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:07 pm

Is there any information about Martins with the fires . :?:

Dave Reynolds
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Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

Re: Amazon

Postby Dave Reynolds » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:14 pm

Dave —- I don’t think the Martins have reached the Amazon yet in their Southern travels.. A lot of Martins are still moving South through Mexico and heading to the Panama area.. Just my opinion..

Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Hatched and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

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Re: Amazon

Postby DAVE » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:14 am

I know they are probably still in route. But will they have a home to return too?

Dave Duit
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Location: state:Iowa / town:Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2019, 54 pair with 218 fledged youngsters. 83 total compartments available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified trio metal house units, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit and join.

Re: Amazon

Postby Dave Duit » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:40 am

I heard the wildfires are subsiding.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.

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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 sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
Home colony: 17 natural gourds, one 6 compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony Oso bay preserve: 12 gourds: excluder, troyer horizontal, super gourds with tunnels. 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: ?
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Re: Amazon

Postby C.C.Martins » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:45 am ... tivity.pdf

John barrow put up something that may alleviate your worries for our feathered friends, basically they travel in a wide geographical area and stay in a few localised spots. Its interesting.

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!

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