6-17-2020 update..Nest check 5-19-2020

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johncanfield
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Location: Texas

Chicks - we got chicks and one set with feathers :grin: . These poor Martins have had thunderstorms on two days last week with some light hail. Might get more this afternoon and tomorrow. We can always use the rain but not hail. I clocked a wind gust of 43 on that first weather event.

Gourds check 6-1-2020
Updates are in (...)

1 - martin nest, 4 eggs (4 or 5 chicks today!)
2 - martin nest, 5 eggs (four or five chicks with feathers today!)
3 - martin nest, 6 eggs (2 eggs today - not sure what's going on)
4 - martin nest with eggs (4 or 5 chicks today!)
5 - martin nest, no eggs (same)
6 - martin nest, 4 eggs (4 or 5 chicks today!)
7 - martin nest 6 eggs (4 or 5 chicks today!)
8 - martin nest 6 eggs (4 or 5 chicks today!)
9 - martin nest with 4 or 5 chicks (still growing like a weed)
10- martin nest, 6 eggs (4 or 5 chicks today!)
11- martin nest ? early sparrow nest?, no eggs (same today)
12- was a sparrow nest, cleaned out, trap set (trap removed, caught a Martin, Gourd empty)
John
JJ Ranch
Texas Hill Country
johncanfield
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Location: Texas

Oops, I missed a couple of weeks of nest checks. We had some very beneficial rains and I didn't want to put on my clodhopper mud boots. Anyway, since 6-1 I discovered three gourds with mites and treated those three yesterday. I put 5% Sevin in all of the tunnels today (and rescued a 20 something day old chick escapee on the ground.)

Gourds check 6-17-2020, previous check was 6-1
Updates are in (...)

1 - martin nest, 4 or 5 chicks today (only saw maybe 2 chicks?)
2 - martin nest, (four or five chicks)
3 - martin nest, 2 eggs today - not sure what's going on (3 chicks with mites - treated)
4 - martin nest with 4 or 5 chicks (same)
5 - sparrow nest, (same)
6 - martin nest, 4 or 5 chicks (with mites - treated)
7 - martin nest (4 or 5 chicks today)
8 - martin nest (4 or 5 chicks with mites - treated)
9 - martin nest with 4 or 5 chicks (no chicks!!?! mites all over the gourd, treated)
10- martin nest, (4 or 5 chicks)
11- martin nest ? early sparrow nest?, no eggs (same today)
12- Still empty
John
JJ Ranch
Texas Hill Country
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