Purple Martin Notes
Here we go again.... My purple martins have begun nest building and while doing nest checks I came across this dead ASY (adult second year) female. Intra-specific fighting among females pretty much occurs at the beginning of every season when females battle it out for their chosen nest site. I've written two blog posts about this before here. So far fourteen gourds out of thirty-two have nests in them. Hopefully this season will be a profitable one, but then there's hurricane season looming in the background.