S.E. Iowa Update

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SMJohnson
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am
Location: IA/Ottumwa

Year number nine shaping up as successful.
Did a nest check on the 148 nesting
compartments on June 11th at the Colony
located 4 miles South of Ottumwa. Found
to have 107 nesting pairs with a total of
534 eggs having been laid. An increase of
5 pair from the 102 in 2019.
2012-13 Pair 2013-52 Pair 2014-65 Pair 2015-85 Pair 2016-80 Pair 2017-93 Pair 2018-87 Pair 2019-102 Pair
148 compartments 72 Troyer Horz. 24 Troyer Vert. 52 Wooden
Dave Duit
Posts: 1796
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Hey Steve,
This is great news. I'm glad to see the increase from last year. A good solid 5 eggs per nest is awesome. Also, thatnks for the text message yesterday on the update. The numbers look great across Iowa from other members. I have a few babies hatching out here in central Iowa.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1905
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

.... Great News,,, SMJohnson .... Glad to hear your colony is still growing... Have a great year..

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, 4 fledged. :wink:
2021 — Waiting on March 2021

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies and 137 Fledged. :wink:
2021 — Waiting on March 2021

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SMJohnson
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am
Location: IA/Ottumwa

Nest check on June 24th showed 3 additional nests with eggs and 18 more eggs laided. Bringing total pairs to 109 and eggs laid 552.
2012-13 Pair 2013-52 Pair 2014-65 Pair 2015-85 Pair 2016-80 Pair 2017-93 Pair 2018-87 Pair 2019-102 Pair
148 compartments 72 Troyer Horz. 24 Troyer Vert. 52 Wooden
SMJohnson
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am
Location: IA/Ottumwa

Nest check on June 24th showed 3 additional nests with eggs and 18 more eggs laid. Bringing the total to 107 pairs and 552 eggs laid.
2012-13 Pair 2013-52 Pair 2014-65 Pair 2015-85 Pair 2016-80 Pair 2017-93 Pair 2018-87 Pair 2019-102 Pair
148 compartments 72 Troyer Horz. 24 Troyer Vert. 52 Wooden
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