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OKG Newsletter


Topic: roosting

Winging it

Purple martins seeking a rest stop on their route to Brazil find resistance in OKC.


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Mark Beutler
Purple martins have been a staple in our grandmothers’ backyards for generations. The birds have a long history with humans and are generally regarded as a welcome addition to any landscape. But thousands of the birds have descended on downtown Oklahoma City in the past several weeks, and are finding their surroundings anything but hospitable.
 
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Purple martins majesties

Thousands of purple martins roosting downtown get a reprieve before they continue their migration to South America.


News

Mark Beutler
When thousands of purple martins began their long migration to South America this year, the birds probably had no idea they would find Oklahoma hostile territory. The martins have long been a backyard favorite for their devouring of mosquitoes and other pesky insects, but the birds’ presence in downtown Oklahoma City also has meant loads and loads of guano.
 
Monday, August 6, 2012
 
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