Purple Martin Nest Box Raised from Half-Staff to Full

Purple Martin Box Near Little Pond Boardwalk
Photo by James Fischer

We raised our Purple Martin next box in hopes that scouts returning to North America will explore it and eventually colonize it as a breeding colony.  We added red tape to the roof line to help the birds detect it from above.  The box will be monitored weekly by volunteers.  Geoff Krukar, CT DEEP Wildlife Division Avian Technician, is coordinating this program in the state and notified us that scouts have been reported as far north as New Jersey.

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