Today I saw the first Purple Martins of 2013. They were a total of 3 birds, and although they would fly overhead, they appeared to be drawn to the Martin houses at a neighbors a few houses down. Hopefully within a few days they will check out my new Martin house, and well as the gourd house that I put up last year. I’ll try and get some pictures as soon as they get close enough.
Update: On February 9, 2013 I’ve now seen 4 Purple Martins. They are curious about my new housing, and one even briefly landed on the new housing, but they tend to spend their evenings and early mornings at the neighbor’s houses down the street.