Date: 1/8/19 3:45 pm
From: John Blackwell <john.a.blackwell51...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Purple Martins
Is it likely that a scout would hang around? I'll keep checking and keep my
camera close.

John A. Blackwell

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 4:14 PM Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> wrote:

> 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.
> https://www.purplemartin.org/research/8/scout-arrival-study/
>
> On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM Dan Smith <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
>> <dan...>
>> 512-451-2632
>> http://www.wordsmithofaustin.com
>>
>> "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...>
>> 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
> <http://www.biospatialsevices.com>
> Utley & Cedar Park, Texas
>
>
>
>

 
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