20 May 2009

Purple Martins

After our old Purple Martin houses were beyond repair we decided to buy a few new ones this year at Green Cay. One set is shown above, the horizontal gourds. I like the new houses but for the first time ever we actually had succesful European Starlings nest. That is something I really don't like but what can you do. Check out the photos below that show you the martin chicks a month ago. Now they are all but fledged and are really being quite active at the houses. In another month they will leave us for their southern comforts and I'll have another year to await their return.

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