In response to Michael's Purple Martin question,  I asked a friend at the
PMCA if they were aware of any other martins nesting in natural tree
cavities.  The response was that the martins at OWP are the only ones on the
east coast of the US that they are aware of that use natural, non- man made

Cheri Pierce
Apopka, FL
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From: "Michael Meisenburg" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 9:32 PM
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] A request for information

> Things have slowed down recently--what with migration over and David
> Simpson apparently having to work for a living--so I thought I'd post a
> couple of questions that have been in my head recently.
> Cheri Pierce made a few posts this past year about purple martins
> nesting in cabbage palm snags at Orlando Wetlands Parl.  I was surprised
> to see that--I did not realize that purple martins still nested in
> natural cavities.  Was I just ignorant?  Do they often nest in natural
> cavities?  How about chimney swifts?  Has anyone ever seen them using
> hollow trees?
> Michael Meisenburg
> Archer, FL (Alachua County)

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