Category: 2012 Martins

04/30/12

Permalink 05:44:58 pm, Categories: 2012 Martins, 28 words   English (US)

First batch of fledglings out

During today's nest check, we found a fair number of gourds had fledged:
27 fledged birds
1 dead young
15 young still in gourds
17 eggs - 10 in one gourd, 7 in another!

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03/23/12

Permalink 07:35:53 pm, Categories: 2012 Martins, 16 words   English (US)

Eggs-Eggs-Eggs x68

Just finished nest check - every gourd had either 5 or 6 eggs for a total of 68 eggs!

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03/09/12

Permalink 08:50:33 pm, Categories: 2012 Martins, 27 words   English (US)

FIrst egg of 2012

Today's nest check revealed lots of nesting activity (with piles of scrub oak leaves) - and also *one* egg in Gourd F. Possibly laid today or yesterday.

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01/22/12

Permalink 02:12:50 pm, Categories: 2012 Martins, 24 words   English (US)

Overnighting?

At least 3 purple martins hanging out on the colony this morning, with one calling softly in Gourd G. They may have overnighted last night.

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01/12/12

Permalink 03:07:28 pm, Categories: 2012 Martins, 11 words   English (US)

First arrival of 2012

Here's the first arrival - one lone adult male - of 2012:
First arrival of 2012

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