Lake Murray Is For The Birds

Lake Murray Is For The Birds

That is for Purple Martin Birds!

Every year from June to to early September, Bomb Island on Lake Murray becomes the residence for one of the largest roosting spots of Purple Martins in America and possibly the world! They come in every afternoon late, and come in droves believed to be around 750,000. That's alot of birds!

Purple Martins are large breasted swallows with long tapered wings. Adult males are dark, iridescent purple with brownish-black wings. Females are more brownish-gray with a white belly. They eat in mid air (so does my 9 year old son). They really like dragon flies.

They feed, roost and fly in flocks. In the East they usually roost in dozens in martin houses and or nest boxes, but in the West they usually nest in woodpecker holes. In the summer they nest in gigantic droves, like Lake Murray, getting ready to move to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lake Murray is one the largest man made lakes per shore line in the US. With over 50,000 acres of water and 500 miles of shoreline this makes this lake one of the most sought after pieces of real estate. Homes on Lake Murray border on 4 counties. Lexington, Richland, Saluda, and Newberry. 

If you are considering moving to the area and would like more information on homes on Lake Murray or surrounding areas then contact Margaret Ganis, your next personal home shopper for the area!

Margaret Ganis
Licensed Real Estate Consultant

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