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Rooms for a song

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Julie Grant explains how compartments open and close on one of the six purple martin houses in her backyard, which faces Murray Lane in Sikeston. She and her husband, Bill, have been purple martin landlords for nearly 13 years and spotted one of the birds on Sunday.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Residents welcome return of spring, purple martins

SIKESTON -- Purple martin houses are being put up all over the area, but so far, only a few landlords have spotted the insect-eating birds.

According to the Purple Martin Conservation Association's Arrival Study, nine purple martin adult males were spotted in Missouri since March 1, including one Friday by Jo Lita Nolen in East Prairie and Sunday by Bill Grant in Sikeston.

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