I didn't tell you all that our house has a rental property on it, did I?
Yep. We were landlords once before and swore we'd never do it again, but this time is different. This time it will be a joy to have tenants. We aren't even going to charge them rent. Their last name is Martin. Are you following me yet?
Here's a picture of our our side yard at the new house:
See it? There's a Purple Martin house!
My aunt said that my grandparent's always had a Martin house at their place in NH. That's funny because when we went to look at the house I knew what it was but I wasn't really sure why I knew it. lol. I knew they come back to the same place each Spring but that's about it. I've been doing some research since this house will be left in our yard when the current owners move out. I'm really excited about it. The current owner was thrilled that I'm this interested.
There are some really awesome videos about them linked below. You have to check them out.
Pretty amazing little creatures. You can even watch a webcam on them here:
Purple Martin Webcam - if you click the link under the video window you can see the webcam on the outside. Way cool. The eggs should hatch any day now.