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dsonyay
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

Yesterday evening I was able to get a good nest check done.

Total nests 8

Nests with eggs: 5
Total eggs 17

This is the best year I’ve had and very excited to see. Three of the nests have 2 or 3 eggs , only one nest has 5 eggs.. and one nest has 4. So I expect more laying over the next few days. The three with no eggs are newer nests and lots of oak leaves have been brought in.
brent
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Location: Raceland, Louisiana

Awesome! Can't wait to hear the next update.
Brent
CNO~La
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:12 am
Location: Baton Rouge/Louisiana

Great news David!

Lost all mine with the mid Feb freezes, but have a bunch now and at least five new hatchlings this week (watched them hatch on TV). Probably have more, but this rain needs to stop so I can check the other nests.

Todd
dsonyay
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Location: Louisiana/Broussard
Martin Colony History: 2010-2014 located in Slidell LA. Gourd rack with 16 gourds. Max of 2 pairs during this short period in Slidell. Plenty of fledglings.

2014-present.. moved to Broussard LA. Same Gourd Rack but added a 6 room house (modified from a 12 room)

2020: after a long drought of nothing, 4 pairs and 4 nests, 23 eggs total (May2020)

CNO~La wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 9:44 pm
Great news David!

Lost all mine with the mid Feb freezes, but have a bunch now and at least five new hatchlings this week (watched them hatch on TV). Probably have more, but this rain needs to stop so I can check the other nests.

Todd

Good to hear from you Todd! Been a while. I still work in Port Allen during the week.

Yes, I’m in the middle of a great season. 2nd year Ive had martins at new location after about a 6 yrs of nothing. Last year I had 4 pairs.

This year it “exploded”. I may have lost one or two during the hard freeze too. They were just starting to trickle in when it happened

I’ve got about 4 SY males paired up in the batch of 8 pairs. The latest pair is another SY male.. so looks like the SY males outnumber the ASY males.

Need to do a good nest/egg count Sunday Pm.

Take care!
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1940
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

,,, Congratulations ,,, Always great to see eggs.. Have a great season....

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, 4 fledged. :wink:
2021 — 6 Pair, 23 Eggs, So far. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies and 137 Fledged. :wink:
2021 — 26 Pair, 100 Eggs, So far.. :wink:
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