Baby Purple Martin Close Up!

I was about 6 inches from this little guy before he flew off to join his dad.

Purple Martins Feeding Juveniles

Purple Martins feeding juveniles at John Paul’s Landing

Bird at the park.

Birds at the park. We saw Cattle Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, domestic Muscovies, a Great Egret, a Common Night Hawk, Purple Martins, Black and Turkey Vultures, a Cara Cara, and more!

Purple Martin nests

New Perch

Fabricated a new safety perch. We don’t want to lose any little ones. The purple martin seems to really like it as he uses it to sun himself and to survey the area as he eagerly awaits the females arrival. He has been busy bringing additional nesting materials to the pine needles it put in.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology