Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Of course I have seen lots of purple martins over the years, but I have been noticing them a lot lately because they seem to buzz around my 4 wheeler as I am sampling. I would love to take photos or better yet, video, but they are so small and quick I don't think I can do them justice. Purple martins are know to catch insects as they fly around. Some say they eat lots of mosquitoes, but this article would lead me to say that is not a conclusive statement. In any case it is great fun watching them buzz around when I am working. They seem to like the 4 wheeler.