2023 Wake County NC nestcam

Scroll through the videos posted here for the latest updates!
Newest ones are at the bottom of the page.

4/13/23: Nest-building has not yet started, and the subadults are not here yet. Adult pairs continue to claim gourds at this site. ASY male in this video.

ASY female in a Troyer Horizontal gourd in Wake County, NC

4/21/23: Nest-building is well underway now! See the ASY female bring in a dry oak leaf and do some nest re-arranging!

5/1/23: An ASY female arranges the leaves in the nest while her mate guards the porch entrance from subadult males, which have now arrived at the colony site. You can hear the male's "click" at the end of his song in this video.

5-22-23: This ASY female had 5 eggs, 4 of which hatched today! Here they are!

5-22-23 How does an adult purple martin feed such tiny newly-hatched babies? Watch the video to see!