Date: 4/7/17 12:55 pm From: Mary Keleher <maryeak...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Purple Martin Arrivals
Just wanted to let Massbirders know that Purple Martins are beginning to arrive in New England. Several Purple Martins arrived on 4/5 including 1 in Raynham, MA. There were 3 reports from Rhode Island and 1 report from Connecticut on 4/5 as well and another report from Connecticut today.
There have been several new sites in southeastern Masschusetts over the past few years and Ray Marr estimates that there could be as many as 400 nesting pairs now! Mary Keleher,Mashpee, MA