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Russel Smith

Seneca Falls, NY, United States

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Purple Martins line their nests with leaves and this male is carrying a leaf to its nest in an artificial gourd at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

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Nests and Eggs

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Purple Martin Carrying Leaf To Nest

Purple Martins line their nests with leaves and this male is carrying a leaf to its nest in an artificial gourd at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

3 responses to “Purple Martin carrying leaf to nest”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    A rare and lovely glance at these elusive birds!

  2. Russ Smith says:

    Yes, they are very beautiful and interesting birds. I wondered why this bird was carrying a leaf to its nest until I helped with a Purple Martin nestling banding project and found that all of the nests were lined with leaves similar to this one.

  3. Jefferson Shank says:

    That is a very good shot!

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