Are they arriving earlier than usual?

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BillieJR
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Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby BillieJR » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:31 pm

I haven't looked at ALL the arrivals so far this year but most of the ones I did look at seemed that they are arriving earlier than they usually do. Is that what you all are noticing, too?
Billie from southern Wisonsin

Dave Reynolds
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Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at Satilite Site.

Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby Dave Reynolds » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:03 am

BillieJR... You may have spotted some thing there.. Just by random I picked out a few reports, and most of them seem to be a 5 or 6 days earlier then the year before.. .
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John T
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby John T » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:41 am

Mine are 8 days early. First pair came in yesterday.

Dave Reynolds
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby Dave Reynolds » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:19 pm

John T wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:41 am
Mine are 8 days early. First pair came in yesterday.
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Thanks John T. For the information... Congrats to you and your new arrivals.

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rrmartins
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby rrmartins » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:12 pm

We were a week early also.
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phldave
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby phldave » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:56 pm

So maybe the groundhog was right down south anyway. Believe me, the jury's still out on that up north, we've got a real mess. I sure hope things start turning around real soon. I've had my fill of this winter, even thought it got started late, we have more than made up for that.
2012 late start
2013 nothing yet, lots a lookers
2014 Bust again
2015 Bust again
2016 Bust again
2017 Bust again
2018 April 14 a group joined me, but moved on after a week

C.C.Martins
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Location: Corpus Christi Tx
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.
2019-
Home colony: 13 natural gourds, one house. 19 cavities.
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby C.C.Martins » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:23 am

Amen to that, it was a hard winter and a harder spring last year for our northern friends. Praying for a better spring for the northern tier. I havnt heard yet from Toy but she had it hard as did many others. The martins face alot of challenges on their rush to get home.
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019-
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Dale D
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby Dale D » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:33 pm

Here in Florida mine arrive pretty much on time which was January 30th. Last year they arrived February 2nd but I have had the arrive as early as January 17th to 19th.
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C.C.Martins
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Location: Corpus Christi Tx
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.
2019-
Home colony: 13 natural gourds, one house. 19 cavities.
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Re: Are they arriving earlier than usual?

Postby C.C.Martins » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:19 pm

Iv got a relatively young colony, 2017- early April; 2018- Feb 18th. The lone male i saw last week was just looking but he came back today with a female. He went twice to the same cavity, calling and trying to get her interested but they took off. Its early still by a week.
Tom

2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019-
Offering: 11 natural gourds, w/crescents and WDC openings. 6 modified compartment house


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