Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MYSTERY SOLVED: FEED THE BIRDS, SAW MILL RIVER AUDUBON & CROTON POINT PARK

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

NOW we know why Rob Armanini, owner of Croton's own 'Feed the Birds!', was recently seen holding a Martin gourd and smiling (http://bit.ly/2osxuHD)

"We were thrilled when Saw Mill River Audubon approached us with the hope of establishing a Purple Martin colony here at Croton Point Park. So, we hooked them up with a premiere pole & gourd system", says Rob, whose shop also donated a portion of the set-up. "This is a first for the area. We're hopeful for its success, and what a coup it would be if that occurs this year."  (CLICK ON THE PHOTO.)

Rob also mentioned that local interest in Martin colonies has spread. "Just today, Putnam Highlands Audubon picked up their system."

FOR MORE ABOUT CROTON'S OWN FEED THE BIRDS--326 S. RIVERSIDE AVENUE IN THE HEART OF HARMON, 914 862-4700, VISIT  https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Birds-124684690934636/
AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT SPRING AT FEED THE BIRDS https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/764428520380848  

SEE MORE FROM SAW MILL RIVER AUDUBON HERE https://www.facebook.com/SMRAudubon/photos/a.107749390560.115691.78066300560/10155138190870561/?type=3&theater

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention! There haven't been Purple Martins nesting along Westchester's Hudson River shoreline for more than two decades so we're hoping this changes. May take time for this to happen. America's largest swallow! BIG thanks to Feed the Birds for this support as well as Westchester Parks Foundation which underwrote some of the costs. And a shout out to Charlie Roberto who suggested this project. One way to encourage the Purple Martins migrating up the Hudson to take a look at the new housing is playing recordings of Martin "dawn songs." Some volunteers are doing that around dawn this spring. We welcome other volunteers to help! Extra motivation to get out early for a Croton Point sunrise. Shoot us an email at office@sawmillriveraudubon.org if interested. Thanks again for the mention here in EverythingCroton.
    Anne Swaim, Executive Director
    Saw Mill River Audubon

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