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Kegger
Posts: 198
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

Had an ASY couple land on my house a few days ago so I opened the last 3 cavities.
Alot of bickering going on these days since. 2 couples laying eggs and my #1 and mate getting
ready to any day now. The new couple have spent a night or 2. Guess they didn't pay the rent
somewhere else. :lol: Spent the last week fishing, cousins in town. Alot happened here the last week.
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flyin-lowe
Posts: 3092
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Congrats on the martins and the haul...
2021.................HOSP count-8
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
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 (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
mjfog
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Location: Palm City, FL
Martin Colony History: 2018 will be my first try. 6 S&K B09s. 29 eggs - 8 fledged
2019 - 12 Troyer Horizontals with tunnels, 6 S&K B09s and 12 B011s all with tunnels. 43 eggs - 36 fledged
2020 - Rack 1 - 6 B011s, Rack 2 - 24 B011s, and Rack 3 - 24 Troyer Horizontals. All gourds have tunnels, porches and crescent/Conley 11 entrances; racks have predator guards. 161 eggs - 88 fledged

Kegger
You sent me a bereavement note regarding my egg loss due to the storm. Apparently my martins haven't given up. They are now busy carrying new nesting material into the resurrected gourds on Rack 1. The one gourd that had the 4 young that survived the fall are now being fed! Tomorrow's nest check (#5) will hopefully show new eggs.
Nice catch with your cousins. Did you need a scalpel to clean those little guys? Ha. Ha. Those reds look mighty nice though. Still have no clue as to Awesome, Florida. Or you just say that because you, like I, think of Florida as Awesome? Which coast are you on?
Mike
deancamp
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

Nice catch, I guess we know what's for dinner. I bet new asy birds moving into our colonies are more common than we realize. I have seen several come in this year and struggle at first to navigate the sreh and look a little lost at first.
No Regrets
Kegger
Posts: 198
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

Thanks for the replies, Love to fish, like golf, Martins are fun!
Mike: " Awesome Florida" was how a moderator or Administrator described my location.
I liked it so it stuck. If I remember right, they were not in Florida. They are tasty little Lane and
Mangrove snapper and Red Grouper.
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