[birding] Purple Martins and nest box request

Molly Monroe monroemolly at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 1 14:09:21 PDT 2013

Just a reminder to please let me know if anyone happens to see PUMA's showing interest in the nest boxes at any of the refuges or at the Conservation Wetlands on Finley Rd. On Thursday, there were a few birds, including one sitting on top of a box at Cackler Marsh which can be seen from Coville Rd. The boxes at Ankeny aren't as visible but from the west side of the Pintail pullout, look east behind the snags around Frog Pond and there are four boxes on a post there as well.
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> From: jeffharding at centurytel.net
> To: obol at freelists.org; birding at midvalleybirding.org
> Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 21:45:12 -0700
> CC: 
> Subject: [birding] Ankeny NWR - 14 Purple Martins
> I stopped at Pintail (the pull-out on Wintel Road) Marsh at Ankeny NWR south
> of Salem on the way to work this morning, and counted at least 14 Purple
> Martins roosting in the snags that were carefully placed in the lake. I did
> not have time to check the snags behind Frog Pond.
> Good birding,
> Jeff
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