Purple Martins Are Settling In To Their Housing



I haven’t been able to get an exact count of the number of Purple Martins in my two housing structures, but I think there are around 20.  When they fly in for the evening it sounds very strange as you see these diving birds all coming to the housing at one time.  They haven’t started building any nests yet, and that makes sense as it has been colder than normal.  I would imagine as the temperatures start to rise they will begin building their nests.

Male And Female Purple Martin With Wings Spread

Male And Female Purple Martin With Wings Spread

Male And Female Purple Martin Female Yawning

Male And Female Purple Martin Female Yawning

Male And Female Purple Martin In Gourd Housing

Male And Female Purple Martin In Gourd Housing

Jusitn - I don’t know about you but I am ready for spring and some warmer temps.March 20, 2014 – 8:31 am

texdr - Well I’m ready for Spring, but I love the temperatures just as they are right now. Come mid-summer I’ll be wishing for fall. Each year it becomes harder and harder to spend so much time outdoors working in the yard with that summer heat and humidityMarch 20, 2014 – 9:52 am

Don & Kate - Are you planning on documenting the hatch with the nest cams again? We’re looking forward to it if you are. Beautiful pictures!March 21, 2014 – 1:05 pm

texdr - Absolutely if I get any nests. So far the Bluebirds have been fairly quiet and I haven’t seen them visit much. The purple martins, should have lots of nests once they start their egg laying. So far they haven’t started building their nests yet. I’m making a wild guess that the birds are making sure that it is indeed going to stay warm before starting to mateMarch 22, 2014 – 4:02 pm

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