Category Archives: Purple Martin

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 […]

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Update On “Runt” And The Rest Of The Purple Martin Colony

I thought I’d take a moment to provide an update on “Runt” and the rest of the Purple Martin colony. Well, I’m happy to report that Runt appears to be doing okay.  Once he/she learned how to “tweet” and beg for food he started doing better. I like to think (actually I’m almost positive) that […]

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An Update On Runt And The Rest Of The Purple Martin Colony

The Purple Martin Colony is doing really well at the moment, and that includes runt.  In 2-3 of the nests I’m expecting them to fledge any day.  The parents are nearly bringing all Dragonflies for the babies, but there is an occasional bee or something if it’s available. In the picture below you can see […]

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Day 26 Of Purple Martin Nesting And Update On Runt

Today is day 26 since the first eggs hatched in nest 12. They should begin leaving the nest within the next few days. Two items of information to report. “Runt” as I’m calling him/her is still alive.  I fed it just a couple of meal worms this morning. I was hoping to capture some video […]

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Baby Purple Martin Nest Check

I can’t imagine that now is a good time to be a Purple Martin parent.  They get no rest!  In and out, back and forth, it’s constant feeding time for their babies.  For the older babies that means that they are starting to get the Purple Martin favorite; Dragonflies.  For their younger siblings, it’s insects […]

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