A Successful Nesting Season!

A Successful Nesting Season!

Friday, May 28, 2010

May 27-28 Nest Checks

We are happy to report that the martins are thriving in our colony! I am so very proud of our landlords for taking such good care of them! On Thursday we invited the 4th grade "original" landlords to see the martin nest. They LOVED it and so did the purple martins!! They were extremly social and showed off a bunch!The nest check revealed sparrow nests in the white house, but NOT the pods!!! This is major progress and shows us that the sparrows are getting the message. We have also observed the purple martins defending their territory and running off the sparrows. Due to the MWE talent show, our nest check was later today at 11:00. It was interesting to find NO martins out there, but TONS of dragonflies. However, it didn't take long for them to hear us and they came soaring through the air. They once again have defended the pods and kept out the sparrows. This is GREAT news as we head into the holiday weekend. Our 4 little eggs are doing well and their parents seem to be adding leaves to make it nice and comfortable! Check in this weekend for an update!

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