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SSMartin
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Location: FL

Did some nest checks today and looks like we have a complete clutch the female appears to be incubating them.
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C.C.Martins
Posts: 802
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
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
2020:?
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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Good looking group!
Tom

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!
C.C.Martins
Posts: 802
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
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
2020:?
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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Tom

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!
Joe W
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:04 am
Location: FL/Lynn Haven (near Panama City, FL)
Martin Colony History: 2019 finally success! 8 pairs
Oct 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael
2018 visitors in April
2017 visitors in April
2016 visitors in April
2015 visitors in June
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Nice! What part of Florida? I’m in NW Florida near Panama City. I did nest checks yesterday and found plenty of recent activity in the nest. I give them a starter of straw and they had added small sticks and leaves to 9 of the 12 gourds and house cavities.

Last year was my first year to get Martins and it was in early March when the first arrivals showed up. I had eggs by April 24th. This year I had arrivals by February 10th a month earlier than last year so I’m hoping to have eggs a little sooner. Or temps have been consistently in the mid 70’s for weeks now.

Best wishes with the hatch and fledging!

Joe
SSMartin
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Location: FL

I am in central on the east coast just north of Sebastian. I have noticed if you add nesting material they’ll lay much faster. It can save them many days of gathering.

I used to always clean them out and leave them empty.
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