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Unk Bond
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Martin Colony History: I have had 5




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Hello All
Have this question. Martin birds that are late arriving home.
Is this brought on by Distant to travel home. Or the food chain on there way home.
For me I had 7 then jumped up to 24.. My better half said they will be here the last of April. [ Later
Cjs180
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu May 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Location: Oshkosh WI

Good question. We had our first pair last year and they have not been back yet. Quite a few reports around us so I know the birds are back. Our pair last year only fledged 1.
SSMartin
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Location: FL

From the studies done it appears that birds that nest farther North start migrating later then southern nesting birds. Once they go they cover ground pretty quickly but bad weather can clearly slow them down.

Check out this GPS study if you haven’t already.
https://youtu.be/vMPxlXuukIg
Unk Bond
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SSMartin wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:52 am
From the studies done it appears that birds that nest farther North start migrating later then southern nesting birds. Once they go they cover ground pretty quickly but bad weather can clearly slow them down.

Check out this GPS study if you haven’t already.
https://youtu.be/vMPxlXuukIg
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Hello and thanks for the link.
Great. No this is my first time seeing it. And it explains a lot. [ Later
Unk Bond
Posts: 287
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SSMartin wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:52 am
From the studies done it appears that birds that nest farther North start migrating later then southern nesting birds. Once they go they cover ground pretty quickly but bad weather can clearly slow them down.

Check out this GPS study if you haven’t already.
https://youtu.be/vMPxlXuukIg
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Hello
https://youtu.be/vMPxlXuukIg

Watcht the Marin migrating link. [ Where are they migrating to Thanks [ Later
Unk Bond
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
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Unk Bond wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:12 pm
SSMartin wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:52 am
From the studies done it appears that birds that nest farther North start migrating later then southern nesting birds. Once they go they cover ground pretty quickly but bad weather can clearly slow them down.

Check out this GPS study if you haven’t already.
https://youtu.be/vMPxlXuukIg
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Hello
https://youtu.be/vMPxlXuukIg

Watch the Matrin migrating link. [ Where are they migrating to Thanks [ Later
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Hello
Still interested [ Later
SSMartin
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Location: FL

I’m pretty sure these were PMCA birds from their site in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Spiderman
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Location: Gladewater, Texas

Many migrating Martins spend a day or two with our Martins feeding on insects here at the lake before continuing their migration north.

So I would say food availability and weather.
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG
2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG
2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG
2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED
2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED
Unk Bond
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Hello
Thanks guys for your in put here.

Whatching that U tube link. Where are those Martin birds flying back to [ Later
SSMartin
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Pennsylvania
Unk Bond
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SSMartin wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Pennsylvania
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Hello and thanks.

My Young timmers kicked in . :lol:
My Bad :oops:
Let me try that question again. Where are the Martin birds flying from or leaving to come to Pennsylvania Thanks [ Later
SSMartin
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They are living in the rain forests over in South America.
Unk Bond
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SSMartin wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:32 pm
They are living in the rain forests over in South America.

Hello and thanks.
That clears that up with me [ Later
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