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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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☮ Jenny_Oklahoma ☮
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The humidity on the cam lens is terrible. I bet it is so hot in . It kind of stinks after watching the cam from nest building all the way to fledge and cant see it

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☮ Jenny_Oklahoma ☮
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2:30 a.m before the humidity blotted out the cam. i did re-wind and seen 6 still in nest

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Purple Martins have one brood per season. Two broods during one breeding season are considered rare.

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When will this little chicks fledge??

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Oh Oh im guessing this may be humidity build up concerned sad

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No No Please HNF not back to the numbered pages poo sad

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They are starting to Wingercise and all 6 are accounted for love

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Hi there! 😃

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