Heat and drought in S. Louisiana

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clivia98
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Location: Raceland, Louisiana

Heat and drought in S. Louisiana

Postby clivia98 » Thu May 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi everyone,

Should I be concerned about the heat (95 degrees) and no rain (low humidity). This is the 5th day now. My purple martin house is a Trendsetter 8 compartment house.I opened the vents inside each and the house is white. I do have some young nestlings and some eggs. Should I do something to keep the heat down or am I over concerned?
Jerry

Spiderman
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Location: Gladewater, Texas

Re: Heat and drought in S. Louisiana

Postby Spiderman » Thu May 17, 2018 7:30 pm

This is a discussion from 2010. It will provide some information on Heat and Fledglings.

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... hp?t=16717
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG
2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG
2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG
2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED
2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED

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Martin Colony History: Will always be a wanna be landlord, martins or not!
2016- Two lookers-No takers.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.

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Firm believer in SREH, enlarged compartments, bug control, predator guards, heat insulation and venting.

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Re: Heat and drought in S. Louisiana

Postby I heart birds » Thu May 17, 2018 7:46 pm

Spiderman,
That was very helpful thank you. temps are rising and zero rain here too.
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.

clivia98
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Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:14 am
Location: Raceland, Louisiana

Re: Heat and drought in S. Louisiana

Postby clivia98 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 pm

Thank you so much. I am hoping that the weather temperatures will normalize soon to at least average for this time of year.


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