Date: 7/6/19 1:47 pm
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Purple Martins gleaning insects from tree leaves
Last evening I was surprised to see up to 8 Purple Martins at a time picking insects from the interior branches of a birch alongtheu water front in Illwaco, WA.

They were rather clumsy in changing branches. At times birds would leave the tree and go to their nesting cavities.

I had never seen Purple Martins feeding in this way.

Jeff Gilligan


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