Purple Martin Roost - Lexington Ky Area 2018

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Purple Martin Roost - Lexington Ky Area 2018

Postby scottfreidhof » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:51 pm

The martins have chosen Riney B Park in Nicholasville again as their summer roost site in the Lexington area. There were probably more martins there this evening than I have ever seen before in a Lexington area roost. The birds were diving into the triangular-shaped woodlot sandwiched between the two power line right-of-ways. The woodlot just to the west across the right-of-way from the triangle woodlot was also being used. I stood in the right-of-way between the woodlots during that 30 minutes between 8:30 and 9:00 pm and the martins flew low over and around me as they swarmed between the woodlots before settling in for the night. Coordinates for the triangle-shaped woodlot are 37 54 10.0 and -84 34 26.0. The woodlot consists of a dense stand of the ornamental callery pear trees all about 20 feet in height.

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Martin Colony History: Trying to attract PMs since 2004; began a more ernest attempt in 2014. Modified Trio M12K at 15' w/3 gourds beneath; multi-rack w/8 gourds mounted at 20'.

2018 — 1 ASY pair & 1 SY pair in the Trio; 1 SY pair in a supergourd on the multi-rack. :D

Re: Purple Martin Roost - Lexington Ky Area 2018

Postby TheSmiths » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:29 am

Do you have any photos or video?

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