A Successful Nesting Season!

A Successful Nesting Season!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


In our green pods we found the following: Pod #1- Huge Purple Martin nest with lots of leaves, but no green leaves yet! Pod #2- Purple Martin Nest Pod #3- VERY big Purple Martin nest Pod #4- Purple Martin Nest Pod #5- Empty Pod #6- Purple Martin Nest Pod #7- Purple Martin Nest with 1 green leaf!! Wonder if we will have eggs anytime soon? Pod #8- Purple Martin Nest

Monday, April 22, 2013

We have NESTS!

April 15, 2013 After 3-4 weeks of watching purple martins as they glide and dive around our houses, preen their feathers and perch on the pods and whitehouse, today we saw MAJOR progress! Unlike years past, we have multiple nests that we will be monitoring. Below you will see various pictures. All the pictures below are purple martin nests. Do you know how they differ from a sparrow nest? Take some guesses! We will post a sparrow nest picture soon! to In the BIG White House....we have MANY nests and lots of pods with leaves that lead us to conclude the martins are trying to keep the sparrows out! Our PODS are a huge success!!! 6 out of the 8 pods have big purple martin nests that look close to being ready for green leaves and then eggs! We are so excited@