Well it’s about that time of the year when the Purple Martins decide to bunch together in preparation for their journey down south…..way down south to South America into Brazil. It wasn’t that long ago that the Martin’s were feeding their young ones at the Martin Roost at the Waterworks Ponds at Presque Isle State Park. If you go there now , you won’t find a single Martin around. They all seem to be spending time feeding and getting strong for their journey. You can view them bunching up at Beach 11 on the telephone wires in the evening….around 5-8PM every night. After that they travel to the two reed islands at the head of Presque Isle Bay to spend the night.. Some time in September, they will begin their travels south to Brazil. By then there will be thousands and thousands….enough to form a large cloud in the sky.
So, above you have two pics of the Male Martin and one of the Female Martin. Of course the male is much better looking and very proud of himself while the female is shouting something at him. All of us guys can relate to that……………………………..have a good day.