Northeast Kansas Martin March 13

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Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

Earliest arrival for my colony yet beating my earliest date by 2 days. This male arrived while it was below freezing and looked a little droopy. Was gone all day out finding food I am sure. Expecting a warm up for a couple of days so he should find something to eat. I am ready to feed him and any others that show up if needed. My chickens are giving me plenty of eggs so they will come in handy. Best to all this season and let's hope this drought begins to improve!!
Tim Mangan-Kansas
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Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:25 am
Location: Kansas, Pittsburg
Martin Colony History: 2016 - 22 Pair

Hi Dawn:

I know your early arrivals will be well taken care of. Have a good season.

Licensed Bander
2015 - 14 Pair - fledged 68
2014 - Moved to Kansas - 7 Pair, 35 eggs, 28 fledged in first year
2010 Thru 2013 - Moved-Tried to start new colony
2009 - 46 pair, 217 eggs, 178 fledged
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Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

Hi back at ya, Tim!! Thanks and I truly hope you get martins again!!
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Location: Rural SE Kansas
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Congrats on the arrival.. next few days are suppose to be warm. good luck. More KS is more better!
2017 - Home & Public Colonies - 300 Cavities
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Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

Thanks. :grin: :grin:
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Joined: Sun May 28, 2006 12:03 pm
Location: Kansas/Leavenworth

Exciting news, Dawn! The earliest mine came back to Leavenworth County was 03/19 last year. It looks like they're even earlier this year! I raised my housing this morning and opened three compartments. I'm actively trapping sparrows so I wanted to limit the number of openings so I can manage my trapping. Maybe this south wind will blow a few more in!
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Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Location: Pratt County/Kansas
Martin Colony History: Start 2009 with one pair. Upgraded from S&K houses to two Trendsetter 12's with gourds beneath in 2013. I have experienced job, pet, and parental losses since '13. The Purple Martins lift my spirits and remind me how life continues forward by flying their little selves from Brazil back to my yard. As one forum person once told me, chin up DebA, look at the martins. Danger all around but yet they soar in the sky without a care in the world.

Hello fellow Kansans! Last year my first ASY male was 3/15 and in 2011 it was on 4/2. The initial early reports had me eager but ready. Nothing here yet (I'm 80 miles west of Wichita). This weeks' weather is beautiful with a nice soft southerly breeze. I know it is any day now. I keep myself busy but...have been keeping my eye to the sky. Congrats, Dawn! I am glad he arrived with some decent feeding weather too.
Pratt County, Kansas
2016 34 PAIR
2015 27 PAIR
2014 23 PAIR
2013 13 PAIR
2012 6 PAIR
2011 4 PAIR
2010 2 PAIR
2009 1 PAIR
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Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: Olpe, KS
Martin Colony History: 22 year landlord, 14 at current residence..offering 9 racks and a homemade T-8 for 166 total cavities. 160 Pair in 2018 Racks consist of a Deluxe 12, AAA 16, Starburst 16, 2 K-18 Series, Super 24, 2 Gemini, Multi-purpose/two trio’s/4gourds and a T-8..Great hobby to be involved in..

Congrats Dawn!! Six in residence here at my colony.. Always cool to get the first one home..
22 year landlord..9 Rack Systems for 2018 and my home built T-8 for a total of 166 cavities..160 pair in 2018 ..SUPER COLONY!!! Love You Bev... Fan of those St. Louis Cardinals!!!!!
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Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 2:24 pm
Location: Kansas

Thanks all! He was flying high and enjoying the warm weather yesterday. I could hear him like crazy sounding like they do when there is a female around. Saw 3 flying but didn't see them dart in last night so don't know if they are all mine or not. :)
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