Sad news today. “Runt” the baby Purple Martin has died. I went to check on him this morning and he was not alive. I’m not sure what happened to him, but he faced a rough road for survival his entire life.
The positive out of all this is that the rest of the colony won’t feel compelled to stay around longer than necessary waiting for Runt to be able to fledge.
So long Runt. Thanks for the experiences!