Still Lots of Martins at Tulsa Airport

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Dick Sherry
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Still Lots of Martins at Tulsa Airport

Postby Dick Sherry » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:26 pm

Last evening there were still many thousands of martins coming in to roost before dark, if anyone still wants to see them. I had looked at Lake Yahola on my way to the airport, and there were some coming south over the lake, but not very many. Most of the martins seemed to be coming from the west and the east.

Spiderman
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Re: Still Lots of Martins at Tulsa Airport

Postby Spiderman » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:55 am

I live about 275 miles South of you.

I did see about 35 Martins skimming the lake yesterday afternoon feeding on insects. I haven't seen any Martins in weeks and was surprised.

They were definately migrating south. After feeding for an hour or so they rose higher and continued on their way. It was Great!
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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