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Purple Martins #6969390
08/20/20 06:52 PM
08/20/20 06:52 PM
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Gator Foot Offline OP
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I was just taking down my purple Martins houses. And I found a dead purple Martin still sitting on her eggs. I have an idea of what happened! But, what do y’all think?

Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969405
08/20/20 07:08 PM
08/20/20 07:08 PM
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That is odd. Mine are still here!
Last year the nesting boxes were 6x6" and I had 3 babies fall on the ground.
This year I changed them to 6x9" and lost none.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969412
08/20/20 07:13 PM
08/20/20 07:13 PM
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Stung by a wasp bee hornet etc

Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969414
08/20/20 07:15 PM
08/20/20 07:15 PM
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That's to bad.


Nevada bound
Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969443
08/20/20 07:50 PM
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Mother nature at work. I know Eastern Blue Bird get blow fly's laying there eggs in the bottom of the nest and the larvae will suck the blood out of the new ones birds that have hatched.


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Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969476
08/20/20 08:21 PM
08/20/20 08:21 PM
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My birds get here late February and leave early to middle July. I thought maybe sparrows pecked her to death.

Last edited by Gator Foot; 08/20/20 08:23 PM.
Re: Purple Martins [Re: MChewk] #6969511
08/20/20 08:50 PM
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Yep.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969606
08/20/20 09:52 PM
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West nile virus

Re: Purple Martins [Re: Gator Foot] #6969663
08/20/20 10:59 PM
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Coronavirus (it causes everything else).

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