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Ladybug
Posts: 199
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.

2 P.M. pairs are nest building. We are VERY HAPPY and
feel very LUCKY and Blessed. 2 others flew in today for a look see but left. I'm just glad we have 2 pair. AMEN.
Joanne
jhcox
Posts: 487
Joined: Thu May 26, 2016 9:23 am
Location: tennesse
Martin Colony History: Started colony in 2014. First pair to stay and raise young in 2018.

Amen is right LadyBug all blessing come from the man above. And PM are a small blessing in this world that we live in today. It’s amazing how you can just go outside and sit and watch your Purple Martins and for just a moment forget about the things that are going on in the world today. Savor those moments before we know it their gone back to South America. God bless and enjoy is creations big and small.
flyin-lowe
Posts: 2896
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

The SY's are just starting to arrive in Indiana. If you have some ASY's already nesting I would not be a bit surprised if you don't end up with several more pair. The ASY's will draw them in. How many cavities do you have total? I would guess within the next 3-4 weeks you will see in increase over the 2 pair you have now. Good luck
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
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.
Ladybug
Posts: 199
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.

2 poles, 9 gourds TOTAL. 1 is New THG.( is nest gourd) I really like them. Martin's do too.
8 are S.G. put 1 S.G. and 1 new THG on shepherds hooks for the T.S. I purchased 2 THG's last year.
Martin's are checking out ALL the gourds.
Our newest 3rd pole got blown over in a storm during winter. Hubby has to fix it, put it back up.
I'm wondering IF?? WE should wait now until season is over. Don't want to interfere with Martins nesting time.
Joanne
flyin-lowe
Posts: 2896
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

I don't think you will hurt anything by putting the pole back up this time of year. TS swallows are not near as picky as martins can be. If it were me I would buy some cheaper gourds for the tree swallows and save the troyer gourds for your martins. That's just me though.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
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.
Ladybug
Posts: 199
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.

flyin-lowe,
Yes, I agree. I do have large natural gourds I can switch.
Big dipper gourds I grew 5 years ago. They will work fine.
Thanks for your input.
Joanne
deancamp
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

You should have a good chance of more sy birds. Good luck!
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