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by jdladybird
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too many unhatched eggs
Replies: 10
Views: 2335

Re: Too many unhatched eggs

Dave,

We had 168 eggs laid. The weather when the SY laid eggs was great. So I don't think it was the temps. We lost 15 ASY birds to cold here in NW PA before the SY birds arrived, but the house with the most unhatched eggs was not open when the die off happened.

Julie
by jdladybird
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Too many unhatched eggs
Replies: 10
Views: 2335

Too many unhatched eggs

As our season drawers to a close I am sad to say we had 53 eggs that did not hatch. The last T 14 that we opened for the season had all the nests abandoned along with several nests in the other houses. Is it possible that the SY birds that built nests and laid eggs just did not incubate? We are on t...
by jdladybird
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin eating a Martin egg!
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Martin eating a Martin egg!

As a follow up on this incident, when I did my nest check there were 9 eggs gone!

Since I have predator guards on my houses, I can only assume that it was the Martins themselves. :-(
by jdladybird
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin eating a Martin egg!
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Martin eating a Martin egg!

I guess I have a bad SY male. I have had a couple dead young that were just a couple of days old lying close to the entrance holes. I thought that perhaps it was the mother trying to remove a chick that did not survive. After fighting sterling sand sparrows I can't believe that I have to worry about...
by jdladybird
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin eating a Martin egg!
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Martin eating a Martin egg!

Has any other Landlord witnessed a Martin eating a Martin egg?? This evening I was what I think was a SY male with a egg shell in its beak on a porch of my house. At first I thought it was just eating a shell of a recently hatched chick. That was until i saw the innards of the egg come out! (was usi...