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Kyler
Posts: 893
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:15 pm
Location: Colby, Kansas
Martin Colony History: PMCA Member - Project MartinWatch - Enlarged Compartments - SREH - S&S Control - Mite Control - Predator Guards - Heat Control ( Vents and Insulation ) - Supplemental Feeding -

Manage 8 Colonies that consist of 250 Cavities in Colby Kansas.

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I’m estimating 35-40 birds are here at the main colony. There’s still more coming in every couple days. The subbies should be arriving the first week of May so that will be fun. The martin have really started nest building. I witnessed the first one yesterday evening at my moms house. Yes we finally have a pair! Pretty exciting. There are 2 trees that will be coming down to open it up a little more. But anyways I went ahead and filled my nest material basket with pine needles and they were absolutely going crazy with them this morning. I will try to get some pictures of them using it! I hope everyone has a great year!

Kyler,
Purple Martin Landlords of Northwest KS
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC9HDLGlbCmSYcSExIySwUQA

2013 & 2015 - 0 Pair -
2014 - 1 Pair - 4 Eggs - 3 Hatched - 3 Fledged -
2016 - 5 Pair - 27 Eggs - 24 Hatched - 13 Fledged -
2017 - 18 Pair - 102 Eggs - 78 Hatched - 69 Fledged -
2018 - 22 Pair - 115 Eggs - 92 Hatched - 86 Fledged -
2019 - 28 Pair - 144 Eggs - 131 Hatched - 125 Fledged -
2020 - 40 Pair - 190 Eggs - 133 Hatched - 111 Fledged So Far - (Bad Year! To Many Single SY Males)
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

Send pictures!!

Seriously. Very good to hear of your colonies. I am as well having many more than last year. I may end up doing better than double the 4 pairs I had last year. I can go outside and see a Martin in the air at any time of the day. I haven't seen that since I was a kid 40 years ago. Absolutely loving it as there is nothing that says it's summer time more than the chatter of Martins in the air.

I really like to hear bout your colony so thanks for posting and looking forward to pictures.

Heres my gourd rack from a couple of days ago.

Coolwhips
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BillieJR
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:39 am
Location: Monroe, WI

Love your picture, Coolwhips!

Kyler - I'd love to see your nest material bag pictures. Sounds like you're on your way to another great year.
Billie from south central Wisconsin
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