Chuck reports; "I visited the PUMA [short for Purple Martins] house today, June 21, 2017, from 11:00 – 12:15. When I arrived all 4 PUMAs were out flying around not far from the house. When I got close to the house they seemed agitated at first and made lots of vocalizations but after a couple minutes they became accustomed to my presence and quieted down. I brought down the house and checked the open Apts. (2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7). Apt. 4 had a nice nest, mostly of long grasses, but no eggs. Apt. 5 had a nice nest with 5 white eggs in it. Apts. 2, 3, 6 & 7 had a few starter pine needles in each put there by one or more of our group but no signs of PUMA or other bird species’ activities. I took photos of the nests in Apts. 4 & 5. After about 15 minutes I returned the house to its normal position. The whole time I had the house down the PUMAs flew nearby vocalizing. Once the house was up the PUMAs became quiet and returned to the house. Wow, 5 eggs, what a great start!
A male House Sparrow came to the house twice while I was there but really did nothing."