I got an e-mail from my Brother-in-law in Sweetwater, Texas today. He said he already has Purple Martin Scouts checking out his Martin Houses. So I thought I'd let others here know to get those Martin Houses ready for those famous Mosquito Eaters. For those of you that don't know much about the Purple Martins...some of the older martins leave their winter nesting sites of South America a couple of weeks earlier than the main flocks. They do this to make sure of nesting sites for their flock. It's just like Mom & Pop making sure the kids have a place to stay safe and close to relitives. If the nesting house they stayed in last year isn't up and ready they will go in search of new nesting site and leave that area. Martins are very family oriented and they love to be near people.