I’ve had the Purple Martin house up for about a week now but I saw no sign of any Martins. I was starting to wonder if I put the Martin house up too late.
I was outside tonight testing out my new bird cam (more about that in another post later this week) and as I was walking back towards the house I heard them. The unforgettable chatter of Purple Martins!
I started scanning the sky trying to locate where the Martins were, and then out of nowhere a male and female landed on the bird house. They then just sat there, them staring at me, me staring at them. I’ve really missed these guys. I used to love going out in the backyard when I got home and listening to them chatter. Hopefully this couple will hang around and attract some more of their friends.