Purple Martin Pictures May 23, 2001
    My husband gave me an awesome digital camera for our anniversary yesterday.  The lighting outside wasn't that good for taking bird pictures today, but since I was anxious to try out the new camera, here's a few pictures I took of the female martin bringing back food for the babies.

1.  Landing on the house with food in her mouth.

Sitting on the porch looking around before entering the house.

Entering the excluder door to feed the babies...

Click here to see pictures of the babies at 17 days old

Nest check April 28th (5 eggs)
Nest check May 13th (3 day old babies)

For more information on Purple Martins, visit one of these great web sites:

Purple Martin Conservation Association

Kent Justus's Purple Martin House site

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