Date: 9/13/17 10:07 am
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [plumislandbirds] <plumislandbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [PIBirds] Purple Martin Nesting Season 2017 - Plum Island

At Lot # 1 on Parker River NWR, we added a new 24 gourd array this
season.  The martins successfully raised young in this new array.

Here are the totals:

Lot #1 North Rack - 1st season:

Gourds: 24

Nests: 2

Eggs: 3

Young Fledged: 3

Lot #1 South Rack:

Gourds: 18

Nests: 11

Eggs: 54

Young Fledged: 49

Nonviable Eggs: 4

*One expired nestling

**One expired adult early in the season

North End Site at the lighthouse:

Gourds: 24

Nests: 14

Eggs: 61

Young Fledged: 57*

Nonviable Eggs: 4

*One young expired after successfully fledgling.

Good birding,

Sue McGrath, Lynette Leka & Jane Sender

Landlords for Plum Island's Purple Martin Sites

Posted by: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>


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