In 2018, we installed a purple martin nesting colony at the Field Station as part of the Osprey Nesting Platform and Habitat Enhancement Project. For the first time this spring, we had a pair of purple martins in the nesting gourds.
View through a spotting scope of a sub-adult purple martin perched on the outside of a nesting gourd.
Two purple martin eggs. Note the nest is lined with green leaves, which are the final nest addition before eggs are laid.