Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

June 29, 2008 Roost Video

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

I said I was going to video tape the roost and by GOD I did. I am a woman of my word.

8 or so Martins visiting on the housing. Seems like small family groups. I have noticed that the fledglings seem to enter the compartments whereas the adults will only peer in. I took down the barn and gave it a quick cleaning. I will give it a more intensive cleaning perhaps tomorrow. It was pretty thick with filth. Ah, the things we do for love.

May 06, 2008

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

baby purple martinsFledge day! Several fledglings from one of my Troyer horizontal gourds fledged today. At least one from a Combo plus gourd. You can tell they are learning the ropes as the older birds are flying around after them with the parents flying protectively close. It really is a wonderful thing to watch. Looking so grown up. Hard to tell the difference without a close look at the tail. The mom and the fledglings call back and forth with a course “chew chew” like sound. Not like the musical “twew” that the adults use. At least that’s how it sounds to me.

I was up late trying to post a short video on YouTube on how to do a basic nest check. I am sure many will criticize my nest check but the point is. You do it the way it works for you. Its more important to do the nest check than to follow some anal rule on how to do it. Kinda like washing a car. There is no right way (unless you are Martha Stewart) Just getting it done makes a big difference. I just hope that maybe a few people that may have been holding back see it and think, “Hay, that wasn’t so difficult. I can do that.” And then they do it. Down the line it will help a Martin out. And THAT is what counts!