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Purple Martins Love to have People Around

Tom’s Notes on Purple Martins

This is our second spring with our purple martins.  Last year the first birds arrived on February 27th.  It was a thrill this year when our first purple martin was a day earlier on February 26th.  The rich, gurgling call heralds spring even more than the robins, who had been here for weeks.     Our purple… Read More

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Getting Houses Ready for Purple Martins

Believe it or not, they know us.  Not just that but they get all happy, they come out and sit on their perches, talking and greeting when they see us coming. Nothing animates a quiet day in the garden like a colony of purple martins.  These migratory birds have long lived in association with people. … Read More

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