T-14 trapped Martins

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malachy cleary
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T-14 trapped Martins

Postby malachy cleary » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 pm

As I disassembled my T-14 today after it had crashed to the ground I noticed two dessicated Martins stuck
In between the back of the house and the pole.
One looked like a 10 day old bird and the other a mature fledgling. Has anyone had a problem with birds getting stuck in the gap back there? As I said they were mostly
Mummified inducating it may have happened last season. The house is broken in several places after what amounted to a mini tornado.

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Re: T-14 trapped Martins

Postby flyin-lowe » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 am

My carrier is home made as I re purposed a round pole. Do you have any pictures of the area they were trapped in. Mine doesn't really have any place they could get trapped.
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.

Dale D
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Re: T-14 trapped Martins

Postby Dale D » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:44 am

I have the same setup as flyin-lowe. There is no open area for Martins to become trapped in. A picture would be helpful.
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