Purple Martin Nest Cam

You are watching a live broadcast of Purple Martins nesting. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania,  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 purplemartin.org.

 

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JoAnna
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JoAnna

14 days old..
Panting to try to keep cool 86

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JoAnna
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JoAnna

Wing stretch

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JoAnna
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JoAnna

Sweet …3rd baby out of sight

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JoAnna
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JoAnna

“SMILE….”

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Kathy S
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Kathy S

Pile of chicks ♥♥♥

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JoAnna
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JoAnna

Sweet…GM😍

JoAnn
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JoAnn

They grew since this morning amazed

JoAnn
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JoAnn

82 degrees..Must be hot inside!!

JoAnna
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JoAnna

GM👋😍

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Posted on You Tube Chat.
Purple Martin Conservation:The younger one is just fine. there’s no need for concern. it is 100% healthy, just younger

JoAnn
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JoAnn

Good to know!!

JoAnna
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JoAnna

That was a pretty big bug…Don’t think it was eaten though

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Kathy S
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Kathy S

Hi/Bye JoAnna ♥

JoAnna
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Hi Kathy sorry to miss you but heading out the door
Baby laying on bug?

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