My Jangles T-14 and my Trio getting some love this week

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Whippy
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Thought I'd share this update.

For those who don't know I acquired the Trio from my neighbor last year and Jangles was kind enough to give me this T-14 he built. These are in addition to my gourd rack which is 50 feet away but in direct line of sight.

Notice the Martin flying in the back ground? I meant to do that. :roll: :lol:
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2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged
deancamp
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Nice set up Whippy, glad to hear your houses are starting to get some action. I have noticed when a few birds show interest in a new house it starts drawing more and more attention from others.
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Whippy
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deancamp wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Nice set up Whippy, glad to hear your houses are starting to get some action. I have noticed when a few birds show interest in a new house it starts drawing more and more attention from others.
It's been a whirlwind of activity here this week. Last Thursday before Easter weekend was the last day I saw the hawk that has been terrorizing my gourds. I have no idea where he went but I haven't seen him since that Thursday. Last night I had about 30 in my airspace and they came in so fast to roost that I couldn't keep count. I still have about 70% ASY males with a few SY males in the mix. I've seen an additional 3 ASY females. I guess when I get more females I'll have a pretty good occupation.

And you are correct. Once a couple of ASY males got into the T-14 others had to check it out. There are two females taking up cavities so maybe they are in for good. Will see in a week or so.

Coolwhips
2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged
Matt F.
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Love your TW-12 Trio Wade. In the world of Trio/Nature House fandom - the TW-12 is a real trophy, due in large part to it being the namesake of the great Jesse Wade.
Whippy
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Matt F. wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:55 pm
Love your TW-12 Trio Wade. In the world of Trio/Nature House fandom - the TW-12 is a real trophy, due in large part to it being the namesake of the great Jesse Wade.
Thanks, Matt.

I rescued it from across the alley last year. It hasn';t been taken care of in 6 years or so. I brought it over to my yard and refurbished it best I could. It came out real nice. The two pairs that lived in it prior to me moving it ended up moving with it.

Coolwhips
2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged
SSMartin
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Looking good except those round holes. :shock:

The day a starling shows up you’ll be as surprised as I was. Never saw a starling out here ever then one day two land on the gourd rack I was in shock. I see you have the simple plug and switch tunnels so you’re all prepared. Enjoy the birds!
Whippy
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SSMartin wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:47 am
Looking good except those round holes. :shock:

The day a starling shows up you’ll be as surprised as I was. Never saw a starling out here ever then one day two land on the gourd rack I was in shock. I see you have the simple plug and switch tunnels so you’re all prepared. Enjoy the birds!
Yep. 6 years and never a single starling. My son has been a bit disappointed as he was looking forward to shooting them. I figured I am borrowed time in that regard but the Martins sure enjoy hitting those round holes on the fly. As you have pointed out, I'm set up to where I can change every cavity I have to SREH and will do so if the need arises.

I've never seen a HOSP either. Very strange. But, since we are discussing this now, I'm sure they'll start showing up in droves. But be comfortable knowing I'm ever so vigilant in watching over my Martins. Starlings and HOSP don't have a chance.

Coolwhips
2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged
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