Purple Martin Eggs and Newly Hatched Babies!

Purple Martin Nesting Gourds

Purple Martin Eggs in Nest

Purple Martin Newly Hatched Eggs

Purple Martin Babies a Few Days Old

Purple Martin Less Than 1 Week Old

It is so much fun to have purple martins nesting in our backyard again!  We put up 8 nesting gourds, and 6 of them are already filled with birds.  The martins are wonderful to have around – we enjoy hearing them sing, watching them feed their babies, and seeing them swoop over the yard eating bugs.  Our current purple martin count is:  12 adults, 10 eggs, and 17 babies!  More info on being a purple martin landlord is at:  http://purplemartin.org/

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to Purple Martin Eggs and Newly Hatched Babies!

  1. lijiun says:

    Thanks for sharing! The miracle of life! Cheers!

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