Pole Guard

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glfriend
Posts: 83
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Location: Virginia

When should you put your pole guard up ?
flyin-lowe
Posts: 3142
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

No reason not to put it in now. Definitely once you have martins staying. A snake or raccoon could get right up without it.
2021 Currently 62 nest 138 babies plus 110 eggs (6-317-21) HOSP count-9
2020 42 nest, Fledged 164 HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional lone SY's
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 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair 14 fledged.
deancamp
Posts: 678
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

Now that you have a pair, it's time. Do everything you can to protect and help them have a successful nesting season. That will assure that they return next year if they survive the trip South and back.
Jeff Dean
glfriend
Posts: 83
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Location: Virginia

Thanks ...I have a pair of ASY staying
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