Just showing off

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C.C.Martins
Posts: 728
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA, made adjustments and next year was sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020:?
Home colony: 14 natural gourds, one 6 compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony Oso bay preserve: 12 gourds: excluder, troyer horizontal, super gourds with tunnels. 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: ?
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Re: Just showing off

Postby C.C.Martins » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Id say! Love the way they just come in and act like they have been there the whole time. Thanks for sharing that one.
Tom

2016- two came by, inspected cavities, left. Made adjustments and next year was successful.
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!

C.C.Martins
Posts: 728
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA, made adjustments and next year was sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020:?
Home colony: 14 natural gourds, one 6 compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony Oso bay preserve: 12 gourds: excluder, troyer horizontal, super gourds with tunnels. 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: ?
PMCA member

Re: Just showing off

Postby C.C.Martins » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 pm

Just a guess but by their positions on porches id say the majority were your residents. Looks like they brought friends. Tough to tell with a still picture. Their body language tells alot, if they seem nervous etc. Smaller colonies like mine, you can tell the diffrence between residents and those transiting through. But yours look comfortable. All the more reason to keep housing up.
When your colony is more established you can get more confortable and lower/clean soon after they go but its good to wait till they all transit through on migration.
Tom

2016- two came by, inspected cavities, left. Made adjustments and next year was successful.
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!


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