Heavy leaf gathering

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Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Boyce,Louisiana
Martin Colony History: Second year trying to attract martins. This year I am getting rid of the wooden house and showing something they are used to seeing.
Offering 2 trio grandpaws w/2natural gourds under each and C.Abare gourd rack w/16 natural gourds. And one rehabbed 16 compartment Coates original with two natural gourds.Lots of lookers,a few overnighters and daily activity cruising and looking. All gourds have a rain canopy and wire perch.2019 7 pair moving into 2020 almost double pairs from 2019. Still have most of the month of March to go for new arrivals and April.Here late in season seemed to have as many as 18 Pr of nesting birds. Huge upscale in birds from 2019. Will also have a 20 gourd satellite rack prepared for the 2021 season.

For the last two days all the martins have spent their mornings doing heavy leaf gathering. I have several Bradford pears next door and large pecan trees all around along with live oaks out front . The place has been a buzz with all the birds to and from very busily getting leaves. I’m really proud of my colony improvements with the increase of birds for this year and all the nesting activity. When they arrive for next season they’ll be met with an additional gourd rack,and I hope it fills also! I’ve been very fortunate.
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