Brief Visitors

Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:33 pm

For several years, I have been trying to attract purple martins to my property. Each year, a couple will fly in, stay a few moments, then leave. I was lucky enough today to get a pic. I hope they stay. 8)

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Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:50 pm

Bud,

Check this out.

http://www.purplemartin.org/main/topten.html

Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:34 pm

Wow all there is to know on the subject and then some.

Bill

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:25 am

Cub Bud, did they stay? I've had Martins at full capacity all my life and they always come in February. Last year they came as usual, stayed a week and a half and left. This year they came the first week in April. I have room for 60 families but only about 30 families stayed and are raising young. When I cut grass they fly around me scolding me for being so close to their house.

Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:50 am

No, they did not stay. The house is empty again this year. :(

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:19 pm

This is in my front yard. There 's no birds because it's in the middle of the day. In the mornings and evenings there are a lot of them.

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Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:55 pm

Merlin,

Bring all the extra ones and the ones you don't want or need to Woodson Ridge. :wink: :lol: