Nest Check 16 - 6/27/21

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mjfog
Posts: 287
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Location: Palm City, FL
Martin Colony History: 2018 will be my first try. 6 S&K B09s. 29 eggs - 8 fledged
2019 - 12 Troyer Horizontals with tunnels, 6 S&K B09s and 12 B011s all with tunnels. 43 eggs - 36 fledged
2020 - Rack 1 - 6 B011s, Rack 2 - 24 B011s, and Rack 3 - 24 Troyer Horizontals. All gourds have tunnels, porches and crescent/Conley 11 entrances; racks have predator guards. 161 eggs - 88 fledged.
2021 - 54 gourds-214 eggs, 184 hatched, 168 fledged.

Two gourds on Rack 3 had young last week. I found on today's nest check that the 4 birds in L4 have fledged and the 5 hatchlings in U9 are doing just fine. Seems like every 5 minutes or so a parent enters U9 with a bug and departs with a fecal sac. My totals now are 163 fledged young and the 5 in U9 should join them by mid-July.
Happy Martining, Mike
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