[CT Birds] Purple Martins and banded birds

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at ctaudubon.org
Fri Apr 20 17:03:41 EDT 2012

The Purple Martins returned over two weeks ago to the big colony Gazebo Phil's! http://gazebophil.com/

Check them out there live all summer long. They've been at Milford Point for a while now and even at Stratford Point this week. Min mentioned it recently but please keep an eye out for special color banded Purple Martins. Here's a post I put up last year after CT DEEP and CAS banded 185 chicks at Phil's: http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2011/07/watch-for-color-banded-purple-martins.html

Video of that banding: http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2011/07/purple-martin-banding-hd-video.html

So please keep an eye out for the color bands! And report them ASAP, thanks!


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician
Connecticut Audubon Society
2325 Burr St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
CAS blog: ctaudubon.blogspot.com
CAS Twitter: twitter.com/CTAudubon
Email: skruitbosch at ctaudubon.org

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