Sharpstown Roost

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Don Troha
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Location: Texas/Houston

Last night i arrived at the roost at ~7:50pm and the PMs were already there. I'm gonna try to get there earlier tonite, maybe 7:30pm.
Will move to the shopping center parking lot later as it starts to get dark.
Note that the park is on Fountain Lake drive directly behind the shopping center.
Don
Last edited by Don Troha on Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
Don Troha
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Location: Texas/Houston

The park behind The Fountains appears to be a staging area for the roost.
Last night we watched the PMs gather there ~7-8pm, perched on the high power lines and skimming the pond below.
Then from ~8-9pm we went to parking lot at The Fountains and watched the PMs gather at the roost there.
After dark and after the PMs settled into the roost, we went back and checked the park and I did not
see any birds on the power lines. So it looks like all the birds that were in the park moved to the
roost in those trees in front of Old Navy. Great to meet those of you who came out last night. :)

Don
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
BumBee
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:47 am
Location: Sugar Land, Texas

I saw (for the first time) a Purple Martin Roost at the Fountains, Stafford Texas. This is a small shopping
Center located at Hwy 59 and Kirkwood. It was an awesome site looking at thousands of our beloved
Purple Martins gather at one site.
The show starts at the park behind this shopping center at 7pm.

Hey Don,
It was good to meet you and your wife.

Here are some photos I took Friday night and last night.

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Hey you didn't hurt my feelongs ,notice I put a smiley face on that post ,,,besides I'm to ornery myself to get bent out of shape anymore :grin:

dick
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