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    Purple martins


    More and more keep showing up!!


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    Re: Purple martins

    Wa-a-a-ay Cool! You are fortunate to have them.
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    Re: Purple martins

    Gotta show Skippy this pic... he loves birds... he needs a birdhouse like this. Are Purple Martins really their name? Are they particular in some way...?

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    Re: Purple martins

    Martins are beautiful birds. They look like little stealth fighters with their sharp wings and notched tails.
    Those pictures don't do them justice.


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    Re: Purple martins

    I wish they would stay longer. I put the house up March 1st as usual and they showed up the same day. They will usually be headed back to Brazil by July 4th.
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    Re: Purple martins

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddogdan View Post
    I wish they would stay longer. I put the house up March 1st as usual and they showed up the same day. They will usually be headed back to Brazil by July 4th.
    They actually just quit using the houses and roost in trees once the young fledge. They still hang around for a while. I fledged 73 two years ago, but numbers have been down the last two years.
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    Re: Purple martins

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    They actually just quit using the houses and roost in trees once the young fledge. They still hang around for a while. I fledged 73 two years ago, but numbers have been down the last two years.
    I wonder if we have those here in Georgia?

    How did you manage to count them, John?

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    Re: Purple martins

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    I wonder if we have those here in Georgia?

    How did you manage to count them, John?

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