The purple martin monitoring season ended on July 7. Here’s a report from one of the monitors: “this is the 5th year of the colony at Jacobs Point and it’s been a wonderful experience to observe the establishment and increased growth of this colony each and every year. This is the first year that all 12 gourds have had egg producing occupants! Each of the 12 gourds has eggs and/or nestlings, an average of 5 eggs per gourd.” As of June 30 there were 45 nestlings and 16 eggs. See more photographs on the Avian Activities page.