Decoys have been proven to be a great asset when starting a purple martin colony. Investigating Purple Martins will see these decoys and will greatly increase your chances of starting a colony.
Another advantage of having decoys is to lure hawks into attacking this seemingly off guard bird instead of the "real" Purple Martins at your site, thus buying the martins a few extra seconds to flee the attacking hawk.
Blow molded plastic decoy is life-sized and painted purple and black. It attaches to perching rods or house in several positions by use of an adjustable clip .
Using several decoys works even better.
These decoys differ from our other decoys in that these are painted purple and black.