I've only this random photo to share today - a few of the purple martins at the small colony maintained in a local park by a volunteer. I drive by the park on my way to and from work, but never had the time to stop and see if there were any martins occupying the apartments. I was glad to find them instead of starlings. It surprises me because I've always had the idea that martins will only nest close to water - sure there's a reservoir within a few miles - but it's hardly close. I love that all of the apartments and gourds are numbered so that each couple knows its' own address.
I'm off to sulk about the end of my vacation now.
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