Purple martins eagerly awaited each s...

Purple martins eagerly awaited each spring

There are 3 comments on the Clarke County Democrat story from Feb 22, 2007, titled Purple martins eagerly awaited each spring. In it, Clarke County Democrat reports that:

Purple martins eagerly awaited each spring Purple Martin Conservation Assoc. Male purple martin may be an early arriver but 'scout' isn't an appropriate term, says the Purple Martin Conservation Association.

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Maxine Ramsay

Columbus, MS

#1 Mar 6, 2007
After my carpenter father in-law's death, we just got lazy and didn't keep up his winter ritual of building new and refurbishing old bird houses for the martins. This year, my husband has redone one of his father's old apartment houses and hung 2 separate colony gourd bird houses. We have observed one martin last week and one this week checking out our facilities. Is there any truth that the openings should face south?
new martin housing

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Mar 21, 2007
i have a new martin house and i need a little advice. i am in central arkansas. i seen a martin at the house he looked in it and flew around for about 15 minutes. then i havent seen another one i have been checking the box every 3 days to keep the sparrows from nesting .will their be other martins that show up? or did that one see something he didnt like ?
tkennedy

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jun 8, 2007
We have two gourds with each having 2 eggs. They have been in these gourds for several weeks and there doesn't appear to be any activity. Is it possible that they are not sitting on them?

Thanks
Tom

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