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Mike Mack
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Location: Centex

Hello all. Hope everyone is having a great martin season. Just finished adding it all up. On the 3rd and 4th checked and dusted 720 open cavitys, with 576 more ready to open if and when needed. Have 456 completed mud dam nests with less than half having eggs. Might of had a few with babies, but did not want to make any martins get off their nest. Also have alot of nests still being built. Have 5 sparrow nests, 3 with eggs soon to be eliminated as i pick off or trap the adults. Still having sy birds arriving but think the big waves here are about over. Time will tell. Mike.
flyin-lowe
Posts: 2933
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Do you have any pics of your colony posted or would you mind posting some? I love seeing the large colonies.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
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.
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