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|Date: 9/5/19 1:02 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Purple Martins of Plum Island - 2019 Nesting Season Tally
We saw a good number of Purple Martins return to Plum Island in late April through August.
The birds are getting accustomed to nesting in the north array.
Lot #1: North Rack - 3rd season at this site:
Fledged Young 22 [2018 - 6 young fledged]
Nonviable eggs: 4
Lot #1: South Rack:
Young Fledged: 34 [2018 - 49 young fledged]
Nonviable Eggs: 2
North End Site at the Old PRNWR HQ [Plum Island Lighthouse]:
Young Fledged: 28 [2018 - 35 young fledged]
Nonviable Eggs: 11
Expired Young: 8
On 76th Street on the Plum Island Basin, the Purple Martins returned &
nested. No data available - no landlord present.
In Newbury on private property, Purple Martins nested again this year.
Thank you for your reports & support!
Sue McGrath, Newburyport
Lynette Leka, Newbury
Jane Sender, Newburyport
Volunteer Landlords for Plum Island's Purple Martin Colonies
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