Purple Martin Nesting Update Day 18



Well today is roughly day 18 since I first saw the eggs in the Purple Martin houses, and none have hatched.  From what I read, it’s normally around 16 days when the eggs hatch, but we have had a couple of cold days, so perhaps that’s the reason for the delay.

On the bright side I have 11 confirmed nests!  On top of that, I have counted 57 eggs!  Assuming I still know a little bit about math, that’s at least 79 Purple Martins.

Here’s the nest breakdowns

Nest 1 = 5 eggs

Nest 3 = 5 eggs

Nest 5 = 6 eggs

Nest 6 = 5 eggs

Nest 7 = 5 eggs

Nest 8 = 7 eggs (that’s alot!)

Nest 10 = 4 eggs

Nest 12 = 5 eggs

Nest 14 = 5 eggs

Nest 15 = 1 egg (a little concerned about this one)

Nest 16 = 6 eggs

Here’s a photo of 2 of the females just watching me.

Female Purple Martins On Perch

Female Purple Martins On Perch

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