Cool picture I took. Add yours.

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Ladybug
Posts: 203
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Indiana/ Jamestown
Martin Colony History: 2005-2019. Lots lookers, 2 successful nesting's.
2010- 1 pair nested,eggs destroyed(Wren).
2012- 1 pair nested, 4 eggs, 4 fledged
2019- 1 pair nested, 4 eggs, 4 fledged.

All Photos Are Superb. Very Enjoyable Viewing.
Thanks Everyone. A good way to start this year.
Joanne
Keith
Posts: 415
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:45 pm
Location: Missouri/Ava

I usually have bad luck posting pictures but I will try this one.
Steve Kroenke
Posts: 4342
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:49 pm
Location: Louisiana/Logansport

Here's my favorite purple martin roost photo in my colony. Just a portion of my colony is all I could get!

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300+ pairs of martins each season
Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

:shock:

I think you got me by just a little bit. My Wife took that and sent it to me on Thursday. Was taken at noon.
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Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

I will add this though. I'll bet you don't have a buzzard nesting under the deck of your porch at your ranch house. This is her 3rd year and she always produces one off spring. Scares the hell out of you when she flies out from under the deck just below your feet. :lol:

From where she is sitting she'll hop down on the deck, walk past the post that's on the right of the photo then jump down to the ground and walk under the deck.

She is very tolerant of us. The next time I'll see her is probably going to be July. By then her baby should be able to fly. I have a photo of her and the baby from last year sitting in the exact same spot she is now.
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Keith
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Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:45 pm
Location: Missouri/Ava

I will again try and post a picture.
Keith
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Keith
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Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:45 pm
Location: Missouri/Ava

Wrong picture, will try again.
Keith
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Kegger
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

awesome picture Steve K
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TheSmiths
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 1:02 pm
Location: Western KY
Martin Colony History:

Tried to attract PMs since 2004; began a more ernest attempt in 2014.

2018 — 3 pairs: 1 ASY pair & 1 SY pair in the Trio; 1 SY pair in a supergourd on the gourd multi-rack.

2019 — 6 pairs

2020 — In progress

Current housing consists of two modified Trio M12Ks at 20' and a round gourd rack at 20'.

We've also provided housing for bluebirds, Carolina wrens, house wrens, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, great-crested flycatchers and northern flickers for ~15 years.

Steve Kroenke wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 am
Here's my favorite purple martin roost photo in my colony.
Do you still try to discourage them from roosting outside?

Whippy wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:39 pm
I'll bet you don't have a buzzard nesting under the deck of your porch at your ranch house.
Turkey or Black?


We looked outside one day and saw a fish flopping around in the yard. Since there is no pond in our immediate area we were a bit puzzled. Then some green heron fledglings dropped down out of an elm to retrieve it.
Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

The Smiths,

It is a black vulture. Sorry for the dirty window.

Coolwhips
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