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Old 06-22-2011, 07:51 AM   #11
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Way to go!!!
I'm looking forward to seeing your new little ones.
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One of our poles, The one with this type of supposedly lock telescoped its way all the way down to the last pole in the ground in middle of the night that's how hard the winds were blowing. Poor little fellas got an elevator drop.
Parents are all on their perches as if nothing happened. Must raise it once hubbies up before the predators find them.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:08 PM   #12
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I took these shots yesterday.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #13
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What a treasure trove of nestlings! I really liked that first picture. It's a great shot of both the nestlings and the nesting material.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:46 PM   #14
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I took these shots yesterday.
This must be such a rewarding experience for you.

...I have to say that they are all cute--but feathers do help with cuteness. the first photo had me thining of a tiny plucked chicken. (oops, sorry)

Thank you for sharing the photos and your experiences, fishlkmich.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #15
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Dapjwy...They DO look like that but only you..Maybe I, Snicker would have said so. NICE photos!
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Dapjwy...They DO look like that but only you..Maybe I, Snicker would have said so.
What can I say, the censor in my brain has been on the fritz for years.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:57 AM   #17
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The martins are now long gone....
Sometime during the summer we witnessed a raven or crow fly in and pluck a young one direct from the nesting box!
I've never seen my hubby run out the door so fast in all my life, a waving and screaming at the thing...The crow dropped the youngster and the adults proceeded to drive him away. We were lucky, IT was lucky..... Thank goodness the little tyke seemed ok (once over the initial shock) and was developed enough to fly off with the parents.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:29 AM   #18
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On their way! 2013 Scout Arrival Page
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Any day now....2014 Scout Arrival Page
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The martins have arrived in my area. My friend has 80 pairs of gourds. He was feeding the first arrivals scrambled eggs.
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