May 5

The Matins have moved in. Well, at least they’re trying.  Their condo isn’t quite ready for them, but they’re hanging around waiting to move in.

Wilton’s Centennial Park could be a mosquito haven if it were not for the voracious appetite of these natural mosquito predators.  Purple martins have been courted by communities in the upper midwest to control mosquitos and it appears to work, at least in Wilton’s Centennial Park.

The single martin house is home to at least 14 martin families who migrate in to Wilton in the spring and will stick around until fall when they head back south.  Again, another sing of spring.

I didn’t have my Nikon with me when I spotted these birds and only my point and shoot, but still the images are clean enough to see what’s happening in the martin condos.