Purple Martin Egg Laying Update For May 10 2014



Decided to do a Saturday morning check on the 2 Purple Martin houses I have.  Previously I counted 60 eggs. This time I counted 73 eggs.  It looks like it’s going to be a very busy year for the parents.  A couple of the nests have 7 eggs. On those nests, those parents really have to work hard to keep those babies fed.  So far we’ve had a relatively good year in terms of rain, and the temperatures have certainly been lower. Hopefully the can hunt down lots of dragonflies when those babies start getting really hungry!

Below are the current nest and egg counts

Nest 20 – 7 eggs (was 6)

Nest 25 – 5 eggs (was zero)

Nest 5 – 5 eggs

Nest 3 – 4 eggs (was 2)

Nest 4 – 6 eggs

Nest 8 – 6 eggs (was 5)

Nest 6 – 6 eggs

Nest 7 – 6 eggs (was 5)

Nest 11 – 5 eggs (was 4)

Nest 9 – 7 eggs (was 6)

Nest 10 – 6 eggs

Nest 12 – 6 eggs (was 5)

Nest 2 – 5 eggs

Nest 1 – 0 eggs

Total = 73 eggs (was 60)

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