They are back for third year
by Neal Cardin
Our Purple Martins returned on March 27. We had a scout or two a couple of weeks ago and then nothing for several days.
Now there are at least four birds staying around the gourds we have hanging. They are poking their heads into the gourds and sitting on top of the timbers from which the gourds hang.
This is the third year for our colony. I think more are coming. They are just starting to settle into other sites where there have been colonies for several years.