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Unk Bond
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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Hello
Today a pair vof Martin birds took up residency in one of my mail boxes. :grin: [ Later
Unk Bond
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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Unk Bond wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:16 pm
Hello
Today a pair vof Martin birds took up residency in one of my mail boxes. :grin: [ Later
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Add on. They like the Red flag up to perch on. [ Later
SSMartin
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Location: FL

You’ll know they are ready to lay when they line the nest with stamps
Unk Bond
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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SSMartin wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:04 pm
You’ll know they are ready to lay when they line the nest with stamps

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Hello

:lol: I needed that . Good one. Thanks Think I ought to start saving my old stamps to help them out. Or do they prefer new stamps. :grin: [ Later
SSMartin
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Location: FL

It depends on the birds age :lol:

A mail box is a lot of room curious how many eggs in each mailbox. Please let us know if they lay more eggs in the mailbox then other housing.
Unk Bond
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Location: Ohio
Martin Colony History: I have had 5




I have had 5 years of enjoying my martin bird colony.




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SSMartin wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:47 pm
It depends on the birds age :lol:

A mail box is a lot of room curious how many eggs in each mailbox. Please let us know if they lay more eggs in the mailbox then other housing.
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Hello
Interesting question. Will let you know if and when this pair settles down and lays. [ Later
C.C.Martins
Posts: 1118
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA made adjustments and next year was successful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021:
Home colony: mix natural gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 gourds: PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021:
PMCA member

Stamps!! Too funny. Talk about international postage. Might cost a few bucks more.
Like to hear how this works out.
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
Kegger
Posts: 213
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Awesome Florida
Martin Colony History: Newbie in 2020: 2 pair of SY with 4 eggs each in Troyer Horizontals
fledged a total of 7 Martins

please post a picture of your Martin air mail 8)
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