Pictures have been posted on the new OSBC facebook page.
A trip will be scheduled for next year with Ray for the end of June. Anyone wishing to communicated with him about Purple Martins, nesting boxes, etc is free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s Ray’s report from 7/5 on Martin Colony's in Barrington: …. are doing just excellent. There was over 100 pairs but some have just expired and So the numbers have dropped to 96 pairs total for Barrington. The town can support up to 136 pairs.
The weather just perfect for bug supply for many of the chicks that will take flight within the next month. Its all balance with weather conditions for this species to much rain chicks fail not enough rain chicks go hungry no bugs. The young and old return at dusk to roost so it will be a great show to see many of them return before they leave for South America.
These are not totals this is where we stand to date. Totals fledged in September:
Tillingahst Farm, RISD 14 pairs units 16
Barrington Landtrust, 32 pairs units 56
Rhode Island Country Club 27 pairs units 28
Dr John Moakler 23 pairs units 36