St. Louis Mo arrival pics

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John Miller
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Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:11 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Couple of pics from St. Louis. First is from Forest Park, golf course site. Spotted two males and a female yesterday. Other martin vocalizing is on a house at Creve Coeur Park, St. Louis County, photo by volunteer Karen Meyer who manages the colony there.

We have about 70 pairs that nest each season in scattered housing in Forest Park. The county colony in Creve Coeur park has about 25 pairs each season.

John Miller
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Brad Biddle
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Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:22 pm
Location: Marshall County AL

Nice looking site John.

What are those doohickeys on the bottom of that house? Looks like something folded down.
Martin landlord since 2003. Currently offering 132 plastic gourds with tunnels and all SREH.
John Miller
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Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:11 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Hi Brad

Those are sort of aluminum chalets. A landlord in Virginia named Tom Brake is manufacturing them and I wanted to try a few. He calls them "Chirpy nests." They hang much like gourds. They are said to have a lot of nice features including excellent drainage.

John
flyin-lowe
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Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

I had seen those houses in the past but haven't heard much about them. Curious to see how you do with them.
2020 47 of 52 cavities with nest (5/29)(HOSP Count 7)
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.
Brad Biddle
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Location: Marshall County AL

10-4, thanks.
Martin landlord since 2003. Currently offering 132 plastic gourds with tunnels and all SREH.
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