This Purple Martin Cam is inside one of the gourds of my Purple Martin colony, located in Richardson, Texas. On the morning of April 16, 2012 there were 5 eggs in this gourd. By now there are probably 6 or 7 eggs. The female will lay on the eggs to incubate them, taking only a few breaks to feed herself. At times when she is away, the male will come in and sit on the eggs. But he kind of looks like he's not sure what to do! On or about May 1st the eggs should start hatching. Once the babies are out, it gets really interesting see the parents feeding them.
I have two more nestcams which I will set up to broadcast in a few days. So be on the lookout for purplemartin02 and purplemartin03. Enjoy!