Dried ucalyptus leaves?

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C.C.Martins
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Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- Visitors.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged
2018- 18 pair. 85 fledged
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020- 25 pair. 111 fledged
2021- 28 pair. 118 fledged
2022-?
Home colony: mix natural, super and excluder gourds, enlarged compartment house. All SREH.
Satellite colony: Oso Bay Preserve: 12 PMCA excluder gourds, 6 room trio mini castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: 3 pair, 11 fledged
2021: 10 pair, 30 fledged
2022: ?
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for years our birds have been lining their nests with ucalyptus leaves, can see them swarming the tops of the two trees nearby. Those trees got hammered by the freeze but after nest checks today, martins are still getting them. Dried and dead but they still go for it. Force of habit I guess.
Tom
PMCA member, believer in nest checks, venting, SREH and pest/predator protection.
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