Purple Martin Nest Cam

You are watching a live broadcast of Purple Martins nesting. Located on the Maurice River in New Jersey,  this nest is in an artificial gourd hanging from an aluminum rack. Purple Martins are the largest North American Swallow. Along the eastern United States, Purple Martins rely almost entirely on artificial housing from humans to reproduce. Purple Martins migrate to the Amazon basin during the winter months. Purple martins suffered a major population crash in the 20th century widely linked to the release and spread of European Starlings in North America. Starlings and House Sparrows compete with martins for nest cavities. Where purple martins once gathered by the thousands, by the 1980s they had all but disappeared. For more information about this nest or to make a donation please visit terrapincove.org.

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Beryl
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I missed it all !

☮ Jenny_Oklahoma ☮
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Sorry Beryl majorsad But towards the end it was hard to see cause the cam lens was full of humidity. You had to be here early in the morning before the days heat set in.

☮ Jenny_Oklahoma ☮
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Well i think the last one must of fledged as the cams are turned off now. I checked the other sight also and they are gone. It was fun watching the cam my favorite part is when they were being fed the hugh dragon flies sillywink . Fly high little ones and have a good life and make lots of babies. Im sure they will return to this same nesting sight next year ready to make there own babies.

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Parent is trying to encourage the little one to fledge by flying off and on to the ledge of the nest

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