Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Our first tenant


As I posted last week, we decided to start a purple martin colony. On Sunday Doug spent the afternoon constructing the house. An hour after he had it up, I saw I bird roosting on the top of the house. I didn't get a good look, so I wasn't sure if it was a martin or not. Yesterday morning I saw what I knew was a martin. I was able to get near the house and I saw that he was checking out one of the compartments, but then flew off. In the evening I waited for him to return so I could get a photo, but no luck.

He was back this morning and I was able to get a shot before he flew off. I can't wait until the rest of the birds arrive.

1 comment:

James said...

We used to live in Pflugerville and had a martin house. I loved watching them come back every year in late February, watching the flying lessons, missed them when they left each July. What a treat. We have too many trees at our new house for a martin house, but your post brings back nice memories.