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Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Location: Barker,NY

Second year with my setup on Lake Ontario has been fun but unfortunately ending soon. I have 2 families with 4 babies in each gourd. The second family is about ready to fledge so I shot a few pictures yesterday with my smart phone held up to a telescope. I don't live there and they will most likely be gone by next weekend when I return, bummer. It's been a great experience and I look forward to next season while continuing to build my colony! The forum has been a wonderful resource in helping me learn about the hobby.
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Dave Duit
Posts: 1912
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit and join.

Martin Boy,
Thank you so much for the great pictures. I'm happy to hear you had a successful season. Many people use this website for everything that is purple martin related. It is good to hesr that you use the site and it has helped. Best of luck next season.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Location: Barker,NY

Well I ended up back out at the lake cottage yesterday and got lucky. I was there to see the last baby fledge the nest. Really great experience to witness!
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Posts: 205
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

Great pictures! these came out good! I have to try the telescope trick. 8)
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1937
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

...... Super Pictures.... Great to hear of your success this year... Your on your way to building a nice colony... Thanks for sharing..

Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, 4 fledged. :wink:
2021 — Arrived April 20, 2021

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies and 137 Fledged. :wink:
2021 — Arrived on April 5, 2021

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