Arriving one day later than they did in 2012, our purple martin season has begun. Today’s count was 8 birds, both ASY males and females. The one purple martin female, that had been returning every year to the same gourd seems to be absent. For the last 3 or 4 years a beautiful ASY female would arrive first and claim the same gourd. For some reason I doubt she decided to use another gourd. One the upside, I am glad she spent several productive seasons here at our colony.
There are several new items that will be making their way to our retail website, www.PurpleMartins-R-Us.com , so keep your eyes open for a NEW spiral gourd rack, newly designed owl/hawk guards for Trio /Erva purple Martin houses, and more. We also have made all purple martin housing ship FREE.