[Tweeters] Purple Martin nest

stan Kostka lynn Schmidt lynnandstan at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 17 19:37:22 PDT 2018

Hi Roger, thanks for the report. Always fun to hear of martins in Lewis. Saw your post on ebird too, along with several other sightings in that area, south of Adna. Over the past few years quite a few martin nestlings in nestboxes and gourds have been color banded along the lower Columbia and upland in Cowlitz county, easily within dispersal range for the birds you are seeing there in Lewis. So, please be sure to pay attention to the legs of any martins you see there in Lewis. A banded martin, i.e. fledged from a nestbox/gourd, observed breeding in a snag cavity would be exceptionally noteworthy .

Stan Kostka
lynnandstan at earthlink.net

Subject: Purple Martin nest
Date: Sun Jun 17 2018 0:26 am
From: rogermoyer1 AT hotmail.com
A couple weeks ago I observed a pair of Purple Martins in a forested/logged area a couple weeks ago. This afternoon I decided to see if I could locate a nest and I found it. Finding a martin nest in an old woodpecker hole in a tree is a first for me.
Roger Moyer
Chehalis, Wa

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