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BillieJR
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:39 am
Location: Monroe, WI

Happy Birthday!
Billie from south central Wisconsin
tboydshirt
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Location: sugarcreek,ohio
Martin Colony History: new in 2017, but ready for lots of birds. 44 gourds and 40 t14 style holes

hey! I am tboydshirt, and my birthday is dec 2, but belated thanks. i'm about to begin my 5th year trying for martins. one thing I've done is to move 2 houses down by the pond. one is a 12 gourd troyer horizontal and the other is a t14 which only has the pole up at the moment. I just snapped a photo and reduced its quality so I can insert it into this post. that said, I don't see it on this posting. if it does indeed appear. look in the lower right for the new positions. ok. now i'll post and see if the picture comes in on the posting. good luck to all this year.
tim
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tboydshirt
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Location: sugarcreek,ohio
Martin Colony History: new in 2017, but ready for lots of birds. 44 gourds and 40 t14 style holes

son of a gun, there it is! my ptz camera is 1080p and too high quality for this forum, but the reduced .jpgs came through. as you can see, a snow has just started and i'm guessing we'll get a few more inches tonight. I will post again once the new t14 gets attached to the lower right post and the weather clears. I live in good martin country in rural ohio but so far nothing but visitors each year.
C.C.Martins
Posts: 802
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA, made adjustments and next year was sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020:?
Home colony: 17 natural gourds, one 6 compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony Oso bay preserve: 12 gourds: excluder, troyer horizontal, super gourds with tunnels. 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: ?
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Beautiful site! Welcome to the forum and happy birthday. I think your site has real promise.
Good luck this year!
Tom
Tom

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!
brent
Posts: 155
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Location: Raceland, Louisiana

Beautiful. I'd go if I were martin.
sugarcreek
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Fingers crossed, almost done with your T14....I will put in my used nest boxes maybe they'll smell the martin use and hang around
2016 - 1st Yr. 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 2nd Yr. 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 3rd Yr. 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 4th Yr. 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 5th Yr. 108 Compartments ?
BillieJR
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:39 am
Location: Monroe, WI

Wow - love the pictures! You have a lovely place for the PMs.....hopefully this year is your year.

This website said your b'day was the other day so that's why I sent the wishes - I guess better late than never, right? lol!

Good luck this year - I look forward to your next pictures.
Billie from south central Wisconsin
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