Friday, January 24, 2014

First Purple Martin reported back

A Purple Martin was reported on Wednesday in Baton Rouge- the first of the "spring."  This is always our first non-wintering species to return- and comes back weeks before anything else.

Always seems odd that an aerial insectivore would risk coming back in our coldest month- but they do so frequently.  Usually these first returnees are well ahead of the bulk of the species' nesting population, which will arrive a month or more from now.


For a copy of Birding Made Easy-New Orleans, email me at, or look for it at area book stores.  It is now available at
Uptown:  Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop, Octavia Books
French Quarter and Marigny:  Peach Records, Fauborg Marigny Art Books Music, Librairie Book Shop, Beckham's Bookshop, Arcadian Books and Prints, the Crabnet
Mid City:  City Park Botanical Garden, Community Book Center
Metairie:  Double M Feed on W. Esplanade
Harahan:  Double M Feed on Jefferson Hwy
North Shore:  Mandeville Chiropractic

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