Now that the second year (SY) martins are arriving I hope more landlords will get more Purple Martins. The House sparrows are a problem and every 3 days I pull out the huge nest. Eventually, I hope they will give up. They will not enter my trap S-Gourd. Today a House sparrow went into a Martin apartment. The Martin went after him and evicted him. House Sparrows and Starlings are nest competitors and are hard to deal with. Please read the PMCA Helpful Hints article.
I am so excited to let you know that the Second Year Purple Martins are arriving. I was outside listening when I heard the Chimney Swifts above. That is the sign that our Martin babies from last year are arriving as well. I hope all your houses and gourds are open to welcome our little friends back. The older martins will show them the housing as well. Now is the time to offer clean crushed eggshells on an elevated 10 feet hight tray with a 4 separate metal trays. Make the tray has drainage holes.