As of this morning there are three pairs of Purple Martins settling in at the Baie D’Urfé holiday suite complex … looks like we got it cleaned out just in time.

After ten or fifteen minutes checking each of the 12 options available and chattering noisily to each other and the world in general they more or less made up their minds and then headed off over the water and high to do some feeding.

(Meanwhile, sad commentary on humans, a couple of yoof sat on a ben thirty feet away and never once looked in the direction of the birds which they must surely have heard at least, while further along the shore a couple spent the morning taking selfies. They get votes, too. Sigh.)

Right – time for some photographs: