Last year we had our first pair. They only fledged 1. This year they have not returned yet. Is there still time for them to return? Some in WI are still reporting Martins showing up in the past week.
I did change my housing from last year getting rid of my aluminum house with a few gourds hanging under it to a nice 12 unit gourd rack from this site. Last year’s pair nested in a gourd. The new housing is in the exact same place.
Thanks in advance. Chris
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Just got my one pair back last week just after the snow. Also have a single male here too. He was constantly around last summer with my breeding pair. You should get them back soon. I think they move in when weather is favourable.
If you only had one pair last year, I would be playing the dawnsong, decoy, prenesting, etc. as if you are starting from scratch in case your pair did not survive their migration journey. You need to be drawing in more birds regardless. My 2 cents.