Tree Swallow

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James Strickland FL
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Location: Reidsville NC
Martin Colony History: 2017 Had a lot visitors no Matins nesting, hoping 2018 will be different.
2018 Had 1 pair
2019 had 30 pair

Tree Swallow

Postby James Strickland FL » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:01 am

Well my first TS showed up today 8) . That means that the Martins are not that far away. I really hope that they stay away for a few more weeks until the weather gets better, but it is great to see a swallow in the yard. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Spiderman
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Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:19 am
Location: Gladewater, Texas

Re: Tree Swallow

Postby Spiderman » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:57 pm

I think the tree swallows are beautiful little birds. We live too far south to be in their nesting range.

I see a few in their migration north. The Martins that are here have a fit when one shows up. It will stay a day or two and then head further north.
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG
2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG
2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG
2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED
2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED

Dave Reynolds
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Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
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: Tree Swallow

Postby Dave Reynolds » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:10 pm

..... James ..
.... Great to here you have some Tree Swallows,,, Leading the way for your Martins... Hope you have a great season..

Dave
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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Brad Biddle
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Location: Marshall County AL

Re: Tree Swallow

Postby Brad Biddle » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:21 pm

Tree Swallows have extended their nesting range far enough south that we have had them here for around 10 years. My first Martins have arrived before the TS every year until this year. I saw my first TS yesterday and still don’t have any Martins back.
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flyin-lowe
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Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Re: Tree Swallow

Postby flyin-lowe » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:27 pm

Good to hear. Around here the TS are also a sign that the PM's are a couple weeks away. I do remember a few years ago we had some TS in the yard in late February, during a warm spell. That is at least a month earlier then the normally arrive. And it wasn't a much warmer winter then normal either that year.
2020 (HOSP Count 2)
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.

James Strickland FL
Posts: 2246
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:04 pm
Location: Reidsville NC
Martin Colony History: 2017 Had a lot visitors no Matins nesting, hoping 2018 will be different.
2018 Had 1 pair
2019 had 30 pair

Re: Tree Swallow

Postby James Strickland FL » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:24 am

Thanks everyone and after I posted this 5 more showed up. I love seeing them and they do not bother my Martins as they have there on housing with the Bluebirds.
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