My Pond. See the Gourds? When we first put these gourds up we had lots of Martins move in. Then one winter we moved the pole with the gourds on it closer to the pond. The Martins didn't come back for several years.
We were so excited to see these few move in. Martins are great birds for eating flying insects. They are great to listen to also.
Most of the time they will return to the same place every spring so we hope they are here to set up housekeeping this year.
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There are about 10-12 in this picture but you have to look really close. The blue gill are on bed right now. If you look real good you can see the holes they make for their beds.