This observation is a follow up on an earlier post: Purple Martin – Garland Roost

Returning to the Purple Martin roost in Garland, Texas I found many, MANY more martins there than from just a few weeks ago. The birds are gathering at a movie theater and have recently relocated across the parking to a larger group of trees in order to better accommodate their increasing numbers. Estimates are that their are as many as 30 to 40 thousand martins at this locations. The shear number and density of birds in the air allows interested parties to use weather radar to monitor the roost’s coming and goings from the comfort of their own home.

Purple Martin - Majesty
Purple Martin - Majesty
Purple Martin - Majesty
Purple Martin - Majesty
Purple Martin - Majesty
Purple Martin - Majesty
Purple Martin - Majesty

Observations Details

CountyDenton
Garland - I635 and Shiloh
CityGarland
DateJul 25, 2013
Time of DayEvening
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
WeatherPartly Cloudy
HabitatCommercial-Retail
Type of BehaviorRoosting
GenderMixed
MaturityMixed
ObserverChris Jackson