All I can say is HOLY COW!!! I thought I knew what to expect going down
there but that just blew me away.
That was simply amazing. I saw what seemed to be 10000+ martins. Quite
amazing when you think about the fact that they all came from houses/gourds
just like mine. They started coming in around 7:30, then around 8pm it was
nonstop birds until dark.
Looking at the pure numbers of these birds its hard to imagine the numbers
before the sharp decline caused by nest competition from non native
starlings and house sparrows.
There were some starlings, and grackles in the mix, but I would say 85 to
90 % of the birds were martins.
At the peak of the evening you could not look around and see any space
without martins in it.
Met some nice folks from the PMCA and this list, although I am terrible
with names. I am glad you folks got to see it too! Bob, I am looking
forward to the pictures.
If you havent seen a PUMA roost, and can swing over to Ravenswood, I would
highly recommend it. These crazy South American birds will soon be gone for