increase in martins today

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Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:34 pm
Location: Dripping Springs, Texas
Martin Colony History: :
Starting over in 2018
9 pair 2017
17 pair 2015
12 pair 2014
8 pair 2013
5 pair 2012
2 pair 2011

I had two martins friday and counted eight today landing on my gourd racks. Four are diffently lasts years birds. Suppose to be a nice sunny week coming up after our morning rain storm. It was nice to relax under the shade tree and watch them this afternoon.
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racks:CUE AAA-16, PMCA Multipurpose pole , S&K EZ-Lift, Lonestar/Songbird Essentials, CUE 12 gourd rack
gourds: S&K gourds, Supergourds, Troyer horizontals, Naturalines, few naturals
housing: S&K great 8, TRIO M12K, Coates/BirdsChoice 8 room wateresdge
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Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:01 pm
Location: TX/Buda

Good to hear that your show has begun. Its getting kinda crazy over here with about 8-10 of the 12 gourds "taken". There has been a sub-adult female here for about a week, and today several more young ladies showed up, causing quite a stir. Haven't seen any sub-adult males yet, but they will certainly cause a ruckus when they get here.

Best of luck this year,
2009-2013 a few visitors.
2014: 1 pair of SY love birds, 5 fledges; 2015: 7 pair, 34 Fldg; 2016: 12p/54F; 2017: 14p/71F;
2018: 24p/103F; 2019: 29p/130F; 2020: 38p/190F
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