I Haven't said much ....but!!!

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glfriend
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Location: Virginia

For the past three days the sky opened up with 4 ASY males.......they are checking out my gourds & modified T14. Moving in and out. So now I see 6 with one lone female. The female & male stay the night only...the rest come in the mid morning.
flyin-lowe
Posts: 3137
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

Congrats. Did you have martins last year or is this your first year?
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.
SSMartin
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Location: FL

Sometimes it takes a few days before the new birds will stay the night. Sounds like you are on your way!
glfriend
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Location: Virginia

First year!!! After trying for 9 years. The difference this year was I listened to you folks on this forum. to the letter.
deancamp
Posts: 672
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

Good stuff, if the new asy males decide to stay they shouldn't have any trouble finding a mate when the sy females make it back if they don't already have one by then.
Jeff Dean
Archer
Posts: 778
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

glfriend wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:05 am
First year!!! After trying for 9 years. The difference this year was I listened to you folks on this forum. to the letter.
So what was it that you did differntly? Curious minds want to know, lol. I wish for you that they stay!
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
2020-62 pair.
glfriend
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Location: Virginia

In answer to what I did....
1) I cut a few tress down opened up the area
2) I followed Drews step by step on interference with the Tree Swallows...it worked!
3) I purchased horizontal troyer gourds......they love them
4) I remodeled by T14 to a T10 ...larger compartments & tunnel entrances. Staggered entrances
5) Pre-nested
6) Played the Dawn Song (I did this before but this time I places is closer)
&) Prayed
glfriend
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Location: Virginia

One other thing...I was constantly on this forum asking experienced landlords advice.....Very Helpful
Archer
Posts: 778
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

It's gratifying to hear that you have listened to those that were trying to help you. I am waiting for my first birds of the year, should be here any day now.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
2020-62 pair.
sugarcreek
Posts: 232
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:43 am
Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Martin Colony History: 2016 First Yr.

glfriend wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:15 pm
One other thing...I was constantly on this forum asking experienced landlords advice.....Very Helpful
Congrats ......The most important thing you did was open the place up and cut a few trees down....It is by far the thing most landlords just dont quite understand. The other is getting the tree swallows under control ...both those items are so important .
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
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