Monthly Archives: April 2015

West Ipperwash Beach Purple Martin House

This is the purple Martin house built by Steve Joksas installed at our home at West Ipperwash Beach on Lake Huron. There have been no purple martin sightings yet. David and Joanne Blay OPMA Member

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Mark This On Your Calendar

Tentative Schedule of 2015  MEETINGS and EVENTS of the Ontario Purple Martin Association MEETING NOTIFICATIONS a)    All meeting dates are subject to change as necessary.    Any changes will be communicated to everyone. b)    We will make reminder phone calls or emails … Continue reading

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Lots of Martins at HBMO

There was a large influx of martins over the past 4 days. At last count 21 pair were in residence at the colony site. The numbers grew from 4 martins  to 42 in a matter of days and all the … Continue reading

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Holiday Beach Migration Observatory Martins

  6 purple martins, several tree swallows, a bank and barn swallow were feeding at the ponds this afternoon under sunny conditions. The 5 male martins were visiting all of the housing units. Four tree swallow boxes were installed as … Continue reading

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Martin News April 1-7, 2015

Martin News April 1-7, 2015 It has been a while since this section has been updated but it’s purple martin time! Over the winter I was fortunate to have many visitors to my backyard feeders including cardinals,nuthatches, chicadees, red bellied … Continue reading

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First Martins Reported (Updated 11/04–5:30 p.m.))

OPMA members reporting their first martins: April 1       Gilles Breton,  Woodslee, Ontario (ASY Male); Lyle Papps , Charing Cross, Ontario (ASY Male) April 2         Phil Carnie, Morpeth  (ASY Male) Frank Cantanzaro, Harrow (ASY … Continue reading

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Tree Swallow on April Fool’s Day

I was walking around putting in new subfloors for my bluebird boxes and a tree swallow starting chirping around me as I was installing them. Let Spring begin with the swallows arriving here in Essex, Ontario.

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