As of yesterday we had 9 Purple Martins flying around, but it was almost 8.
While the Martins are flying around and chatting, I noticed some type of Hawk land in the tree behind my house. I remembered thinking this is not going to be good.
No sooner had I said that when Purple Martin decided to visit the Martin House. That Hawk in turn, came flying out of the tree right towards the Martin House. I started waving my arms which I guess gave the Purple Martin enough time to get deep inside the house. The Hawk left without a meal.
I’m also thinking of adding a second Martin House. I’ve asked Susan over at PurpleMartins-R-US.com what she recommends.