Henry Wolting posted that the PMCA has had its first purple martin scout report for Ontario on March 17, 2016 from Aylmer, Ontario. Although this is very early for martins to return it is a warning to get ready for our feathered friends’ return. Unusual weather conditions fool them to return earlier than normal.
Thank you Henry for sending us the heads-up!
Don Bissonnette also reported several tree swallow arrivals on this same date at several of his Bluebird Trail locations. Thanks Don for the update!