Predator Attack on Our Purple Martins

Predator Attack on Our Purple Martins

We've recently had a hawk attack our purple martin nest here on the farm. In the time we have been here, we have never had a predator attack our Purple Martin colony. The hawk even knocked one of the houses off that had hatchlings inside! We quickly replaced it and repaired it so it wouldn't fall off again.

Did you know that Purple Martins are aerial foragers? They eat insects 150-500 feet off the ground. They eat beetles, flies, moths, dragonflies, grasshoppers, cicadas, termites and more. They even get their water during flight by skimming the surface of ponds. Purple Martins are welcome guests here on our farm for their bug control and we want to ensure their protection to thrive.


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