No, no the martins have’t arrived here at the Museum, but elsewhere in North Carolina for sure.
This from the local bird ListServ carolinabirds:
From: Henry Link <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 22, 2012 1:24:04 PM EST
To: Carolinabirds <email@example.com>
Subject: Guilford County Arrivals
Guilford County’s “Martin Man”, Danny Royster called this morning to
report seeing the first Purple Martin in his backyard north of
Greensboro on Feb. 17. He had ten Purple Martins yesterday and a FOY [First of Year]
Tree Swallow today.
If you’d like to subscribe to carolinabirds and get daily reports on the birds being seen in both North and South Carolina, here’s where to do it: http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/cbirds.html
If you want to know what birds are being seen in the Carolinas this is a good place to find out. Sometimes the discussions are about more than just the birds being seen in the area, heated discussions at times, but just ignore what you don’t want to read.