Big turn out so far

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flyin-lowe
Posts: 3139
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

I lowered my housing today and checked all cavities for the first time this season. Last year I had 44 pair and this year I have 43 nests and I haven't even seen any SY's yet. I am glad I decided to add another gourd rack this year. This year I have a total of 68 cavities, 40 gourds and 2 T 14's. I fledged a decent number last year and hope to get some of those SY's to a couple of my neighbors who are trying to start colonies.
202160 nests with 187 eggs (6-3-20) HOSP count-9
2020 Currently 42 nest, Fledged approx 164 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 lone SY's
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.
C.C.Martins
Posts: 1131
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA made adjustments and next year was successful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021:
Home colony: mix natural gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 gourds: PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021:
PMCA member

Wow! All those are older birds? Good lord, you should have a heck of a good season. Thats my hope as well, more birds in the area. A colony is a big draw for martins. We plussed up at our satellite site, 3 pair last year, we have 7 pair this year. Egg laying started late, as of yesterday have 4 eggs.
Wish you the best, and hope you fill up to the brim.

Tom
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
Kegger
Posts: 213
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

This is great to hear! Here is hoping that you will be fledging over a hundred then! 8)
deancamp
Posts: 674
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

That's similar to what I'm seeing. I have a total of 33 cavities available, 17 pair last year and I had 16 nests with a positive identification on 3 more pair that had not started building. All of that was before any sy birds showed up. Now that the sy birds are flowing in, things are filling up.
Jeff Dean
flyin-lowe
Posts: 3139
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Kegger wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:47 am
This is great to hear! Here is hoping that you will be fledging over a hundred then! 8)
Yeah, barring some disaster it will be well over 100. Last year I fledged under 200. I just need to get a morning free where I can keep an eye out for SY's. There are only a few reports in Indiana but I saw some fighting last week but couldn't get a good look at them....
202160 nests with 187 eggs (6-3-20) HOSP count-9
2020 Currently 42 nest, Fledged approx 164 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 lone SY's
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.
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