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Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

I took this picture last night on my ranch as the moon was rising. I used my iPhone 11 Pro and its night mode. Pretty crazy.

I'm away from my Martins this week so just messing around but thought you guys/gals would appreciate a nature photo. I hope you don't mind.
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mjfog
Posts: 233
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

Whippy,
Beautiful. I hope my sister and bro-in-law in Richardson got to see it. Mike
Rafke77
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:47 pm
Location: Plymouth, IN
Martin Colony History: Year 1: 10 pair, 24 fledged, 15 eggs non-viable

Very nice! I love taking night pictures. This is with my Pixel 4xl using it's astrophotography mode. This is a 4-minute picture. when I took this I did not even notice it in the sky at the time, but if you look above the left hand side of my shed you can see a string of lights. I accidentally caught SpaceX's, Starlink Satellites going by, which were launched the day before, and did not realize it until a while later after I was looking at the results.

Obviously you have to shrink the size of these pictures down quite a bit which stinks.
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2019 first time with Martin's, first arrived 4/24 10 pair, 24 fledged, 15 eggs non-viable
2020 first arrived 3/27
Fuzzmeister
Posts: 178
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Took this one a couple years ago,it’s an eclipse of the moon, I took it with my iPhone 7 and a spotting scope!
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Dale D
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Location: Orlando, Fl
Martin Colony History: Landlord since 2004

Here is a photo of a night launch of one of the Shuttle missions I took years ago.
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Orlando, FL Landlord since 2004
Offer 42 Cavities Total
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, good direction from John Barrow and Louise Chambers, made adjustments and next year was sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021:
Home colony: mix natural gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 gourds: PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021:
PMCA member

Ill add when i figure out the darn picture!
Home colony:
2016- Visitor's
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021:

Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve
2019: Visitor's
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021:

Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, SREH and predator protection.
steger424
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Location: Timmonsville SC

Hopefully this year is my year to get some Martin's
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tor
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:35 pm
Location: Marlboro County, SC
Martin Colony History: Capacity: 72 Troyers on 3 X Super-24 racks

Our colony setup

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Location: Marlboro County, SC

2020: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/11 - 71 pair - 298 hatched as of last nest check.
2019: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/22 - 70 pair - 315 fledged
2018: Capacity: 70 - First Scouts: 2/18 - 60 pair - 270 fledged
2017: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 2/25 - 39 pair
2016: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 3/10 - 32 pair
2015: Capacity: 24 - First Scouts: 3/23 - 4 pair

Purple Martins Of South Carolina
2020 Season
deancamp
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

I'm on vacation at Pensacola Beach.
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PMDavid
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Boyce,Louisiana
Martin Colony History: Second year trying to attract martins. This year I am getting rid of the wooden house and showing something they are used to seeing.
Offering 2 trio grandpaws w/2natural gourds under each and C.Abare gourd rack w/16 natural gourds. And one rehabbed 16 compartment Coates original with two natural gourds.Lots of lookers,a few overnighters and daily activity cruising and looking. All gourds have a rain canopy and wire perch.2019 7 pair moving into 2020 almost double pairs from 2019. Still have most of the month of March to go for new arrivals and April.Here late in season seemed to have as many as 18 Pr of nesting birds. Huge upscale in birds from 2019. Will also have a 20 gourd satellite rack prepared for the 2021 season.

Last summer after a thunder storm. 2 rainbows!
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rrmartins
Posts: 1420
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Round Rock, TX

How do you add photos from phone library?
2019
T14
7 pair
25 fledged
PMDavid
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Boyce,Louisiana
Martin Colony History: Second year trying to attract martins. This year I am getting rid of the wooden house and showing something they are used to seeing.
Offering 2 trio grandpaws w/2natural gourds under each and C.Abare gourd rack w/16 natural gourds. And one rehabbed 16 compartment Coates original with two natural gourds.Lots of lookers,a few overnighters and daily activity cruising and looking. All gourds have a rain canopy and wire perch.2019 7 pair moving into 2020 almost double pairs from 2019. Still have most of the month of March to go for new arrivals and April.Here late in season seemed to have as many as 18 Pr of nesting birds. Huge upscale in birds from 2019. Will also have a 20 gourd satellite rack prepared for the 2021 season.

Cc martin ....
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PMDavid
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Boyce,Louisiana
Martin Colony History: Second year trying to attract martins. This year I am getting rid of the wooden house and showing something they are used to seeing.
Offering 2 trio grandpaws w/2natural gourds under each and C.Abare gourd rack w/16 natural gourds. And one rehabbed 16 compartment Coates original with two natural gourds.Lots of lookers,a few overnighters and daily activity cruising and looking. All gourds have a rain canopy and wire perch.2019 7 pair moving into 2020 almost double pairs from 2019. Still have most of the month of March to go for new arrivals and April.Here late in season seemed to have as many as 18 Pr of nesting birds. Huge upscale in birds from 2019. Will also have a 20 gourd satellite rack prepared for the 2021 season.

CC MARTIN ..... log into pmca on phone
Hit attachments
Go to photo library
Choose photo
Adjust size to medium
Hit “done”
Hit submit
Sent this from I phone
Mike Mack
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Location: Centex

Good time to find out if I can post a pic.
Mike Mack
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Location: Centex

2nd and last attempt
Whippy
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

Mike Mack wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 pm
2nd and last attempt
Mike,

Pictures won't post without text in the message body. Plus they gotta be small. Under 500k. I always hit preview prior to posting and if there isn't text in the message body the photo won't show.

Not sure what you're dealing with but thought I'd throw that at ya.

Coolwhips.
Duke
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:43 am
Location: Corpus Christi

This years new house. 20 room condo.
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Rafke77
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:47 pm
Location: Plymouth, IN
Martin Colony History: Year 1: 10 pair, 24 fledged, 15 eggs non-viable

Mike Mack wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 pm
2nd and last attempt
To add to what else was stated to you, I was having the same issue for a long time posting pictures. I always had to crop the heck out of something too get it to a small enough size, but at that point instead of seeing an entire bird all that was left was a beak 😒
I did some researching and found to add a picture that is a PNG not a JPEG. PNG is a much smaller photo size then a JPEG. And unless you're looking at these at a desktop computer instead of a mobile device you won't really see much of a quality difference. I use an app called Snapseed. In the settings I change it f to saving a picture to PNG and they lowest quality 800px. You shouldn't need to do anything except for hitting the EXPORT button which will save the same picture as it is except in a much smaller file into a different folder onto your mobile device, mine go to my downloads. And in that folder if you press the info for the picture it will tell you it's size, So you know it'll be good to add his attachment on here. Since learning this I barely had to crop anything anymore.
2019 first time with Martin's, first arrived 4/24 10 pair, 24 fledged, 15 eggs non-viable
2020 first arrived 3/27
Fuzzmeister
Posts: 178
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Practise on how to down load pictures!
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T-Bird
Posts: 106
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:08 am
Location: McKinney Texas
Martin Colony History: Rookie Season
Trendsetter 12
PMCA Member

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My dog. He’s cool. :grin:
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