Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Purple Martins

For the past few years the Purple Martin houses on the CyFair campus have attracted a lot of spring visitors and this year is no exception. Already about twenty Martins have returned to the houses.

The males look particularly beautiful in their dark, glossy plumage.

The females, less dramatically colored, are easy to tell from the males.

Both sexes are incredible fliers. I love watching them as they circle and swoop overhead, looking for bugs.

They look pretty dramatic as they fly back to land on the houses, too.


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