Questions For Steve Kroenke

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SMJohnson
Posts: 146
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am
Location: IA/Ottumwa

I have recently ordered 2 of the K-series 24 Unit Gourd Racks. I noticed on one of your previous posts
that you modified 5 K-Series 24 Racks to 20 gourds. Wondering why you might have done so?
Second question. Believe I recall that you've never had to do supplemental feeding at your location.
The forecast for the Southern United States looks terrible for the Martin's. Would think you'd have
a good number of Martins at this time. Do you have major concerns?
2012-13 pair..........2017- -93 pair
2013-52 pair..........2018- -87 pair
2014-65 pair..........2019-102 pair
2015-85 pair..........2020-109 pair
2016-80 pair..........2021-???

2021 Offering 180 Nesting Cavities
64 Troyer Horizontal Gourds
64 Troyer Vertical Gourds
2 T14'S - 28 Compartments
3 SMJ8'S - 24 Compartments
DBH
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Location: Bossier City Louisiana
Martin Colony History: 2020 first year: 2 pair, 9 eggs, 6 fledged
2021:

I’m looking forward to answers to this as well, haven’t heard anything from Mr Steve this year yet and I’m starting to worry about him! Before I joined the forum I always paid special attention to what he had to say because in my opinion that he is a very informative person about martins.
sugarcreek
Posts: 232
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

Believe he's on the PMCA facebook page a lot.
2016 - 14 Compartments 4 Active Nests 9 fledged, 2.25 Fledged per Active Nest
2017 - 36 Compartments 18 Active Nests 65 Fledged, 3.61 Fledged per Active Nest
2018 - 54 Compartments 43 Active Nests 169 Fledged, 3.93 Fledged per Active Nest
2019 - 108 Compartments 67 Active Nests 209 Fledged, 3.12 Fledged per Active Nest
2020 - 108 Compartments 72 Active Nests 243 Fledged, 3.38 Fledged per Active Nest
2021 - 110 Compartments
SMJohnson
Posts: 146
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am
Location: IA/Ottumwa

Steve K
What percent of your Martins had arrived before the bad weather?
Did you experience losses? If so, to what extent?
2012-13 pair..........2017- -93 pair
2013-52 pair..........2018- -87 pair
2014-65 pair..........2019-102 pair
2015-85 pair..........2020-109 pair
2016-80 pair..........2021-???

2021 Offering 180 Nesting Cavities
64 Troyer Horizontal Gourds
64 Troyer Vertical Gourds
2 T14'S - 28 Compartments
3 SMJ8'S - 24 Compartments
ToyinPA
Posts: 2166
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:07 pm
Location: PA/Avis
Martin Colony History: The 1972 St. Agnes flood wiped out all the Martins in my area. One day, in 1997-98, 5 or 6 Martins landed on the power wires crossing my back yard. I had no house for them. They kept coming back day after day. We got a martin house a few weeks later & they have been coming back every year since. I average 12-15 pair per year.

Steve posts on the PMCA FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Prognesubis/

He posted that he & his neighbor Bob lost all their early arrivals. I think it was around 30 total. Haven't seen a post from him since.

Toy in PA
PMCA Member
tor
Posts: 241
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:35 pm
Location: Marlboro County, SC
Martin Colony History: Capacity: 72 Troyers on 3 X Super-24 racks

Saw a couple of posts from Steve on "Purple Martin Landlords and Wannabes" facebook group a couple of days ago.
Location: Marlboro County, SC

2021: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/22
2020: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/11 - 71 pair - 298 fledged
2019: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/22 - 70 pair - 315 fledged
2018: Capacity: 70 - First Scouts: 2/18 - 60 pair - 270 fledged
2017: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 2/25 - 39 pair
2016: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 3/10 - 32 pair
2015: Capacity: 24 - First Scouts: 3/23 - 4 pair

Purple Martins Of South Carolina
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