Starting to clear a little woods to plant a foodplot for turkey and deer this year. In the process, some extra firewood comes in handy for winter.
Pennington Durana clover is the seed of choice.
The Kubota MX5200 is doing a fine job. Love that thing.
Once we get some debris off the site, we'll be ready to fertilize and seed. We'll see how it turns out.
The season is winding down. Most of the nestlings have fledged, leaving 3 nests to fledge. We ended up having 32 pair, with around 133 eggs. We lost 8 or 9 to heat and premature nest jumping. Still, all in all a good season. I hate that we loose babies, but it is nature, and you do what you can
Last year, we had 4 nesting Purple Martin pair. This season has been like no other so far, with the first couple of martins arriving March 10. Since then, they literally poured in. Last nest check done last sunday, we had 23 nesting pair, 116 eggs and 4 babies so far. We're hoping for 30+ pair total this year. The Purple Martin sub-adult males are now showing up in force, and as usual, acting like rowdy kids.
We can finally say we have a Purple Martin colony established.
The Martins are here. First arrival on 3/11/2016. Let the show begin.
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and the water is warming up. Had a nice paddle on Lake Juniper the other day. Got to have a look at a huge osprey nest in a cypress tree. She was not very happy. Dad was sitting in the next tree.