Date: 1/8/19 2:31 pm
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Purple Martins
Seems that every time I have stopped for a really early Purple Martin, they always turn out to be decoys. I hate those things.

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner<>

From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 4:14 PM
To: Dan Smith <dan...>
Cc: <john.a.blackwell51...>; Texbirds <Texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Purple Martins

Though none are reported as yet from Texas, there are sightings from La. and Fl. You can follow the action/arrivals here: Its easier than Ebird though I am sure both differ in reports. This is mostly folks that have colonies reporting in.<>

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM Dan Smith <dan...><mailto:<dan...>> wrote:
No, it is not too early. The males begin to show up in Texas in January. I recall seeing one east of Austin on New Year’s Day some years ago.

Good sighting.

Dan Smith

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” Thomas Jefferson, 1814.

On Jan 8, 2019, at 3:50 PM, John Blackwell <john.a.blackwell51...><mailto:<john.a.blackwell51...>> wrote:

Is it too early for Purple martins in Colorado County? I saw what I believed to be a swallow and it was grey breasted, but I was also looking into today's grey sky from a good ways off.

John A. Blackwell
Colorado County, Texas


Brush Freeman
Utley & Cedar Park, Texas

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