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by Emil Pampell-Tx
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Thurman Seber, Kent Justus Located on Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Thurman Seber, Kent Justus Located on Facebook

will try to post on the clubhouse
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

It would work to have the entrance 1inch deep, but more than that may make it too difficult for the martins to enter. It is harder for a martin to enter a 3/4in thick entrance than a thin entrance, that is why I prefer the sideboards. Martins can enter the thin entrance with sideboards very easy.
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Central texas, Temple
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Central texas, Temple

We have about 25, just too many to count more accurately. First arrived Feb 1 (first day that I saw him)
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

Terry, that looks excellent. No, you do not need sideboards with that type of entrance. You are right, all of my experience is with sideboards. My feeling is that any obstruction on the outside of the entrance that keeps the starling from turning sideways to enter should work (example, upright dowel...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

Terry, that looks good and it makes me wonder if it would be sufficient to stop starlings with a 1/2in thick entrance. I did not try anything smaller than 3/4 inch. It would be interesting to see if 1/2in thick entrance stops them.
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

Whippy, YES, its ok to put sideboards on the inside. In my case, I cannot get inside of the gourds, so I put the sideboards on the outside. If you use a homemade entrance that is 3/4in thick, then you do not need sideboards. Starlings enter a SREH by tilting their body sideways, but they cannot tilt...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

Whippy, I did not install the sideboards on the inside because I use gourds and cannot get inside the gourd. However, with your houses and doors, YES, the sideboards can be installed inside. The entire idea is to make the entrance thicker with thicker entrance plates, or with sideboards. From the st...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

I do not know if a 2in crescent will allow the martins to enter. If you have a 2in pipe cut to size that the martins will use, and if that pipe is cut to 3/4inch, you will not need sideboards. What I am saying is that a 3/4 inch thick opening does not require sideboards.
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

Thanks Randy, I think your addition works,, at least it works for me.
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on "crescent openings" for Gourds
Replies: 8
Views: 4897

Re: Opinions on "crescent openings" for Gourds

Please try using sideboards. They work on any kind of entrances. The sideboards completely stop starlings and wing entrapment. This recommendation was tested for 3years with 36 gourds and it stopped the starlings and wing entrapment.. I use rectangular openings, they stop the starlings when sideboar...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

I wish that I could post a photo on this thread but I cannot. go to the 5th page earlier on this forum and in a thread there is a photo. The name of the thread is (QUESTION ABOUTDIFFERENT TYPES OF ENTRANCES...last date posted on Jul 2.) It shows a photo of the one that I used for the test....I am no...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

Terry, when I must get to the other side of a barbed wire fence, I cannot crawl straight in, I must turn sideways and tilt my body, get my back on the other side of the fence, then pull the rest of my body thru the fence. This is an analogy of what a starling does. If the fence was thicker, like 1 f...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Emil, Your Sideboards
Replies: 42
Views: 9386

Re: Emil, Your Sideboards

I never tried putting the sideboards on the inside, even though it should work. The SIMPLE idea behind this method is to make the entrance thicker so the starling cannot turn sideways and get his back inside the entrance. The starling must be forced to go straight in which it cannot do. (EXAMPLE: (i...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad news
Replies: 5
Views: 3292

Re: Bad news

Thank you for the post. It is with deep regrets that this post brings. Glynn and I talked martins and he helped me a lot with honey bees. Glynn, I will be praying for you. My wife died in 2018 with that terrible disease
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Owl problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

Re: Owl problem

The best protection for owls probably is a wire cage. Another excellent method is to build your housing so that the owls cannot see the martins inside the cavity. A third way is to make or use a longer tunnel as this may discourage the owls.
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Terry Washburn
Replies: 9
Views: 3905

Re: Terry Washburn

Terry, its good to see that you are ok...Sorry to hear about your wife, and I too lost my wife to cancer. I will be starting to put up my gourds any day now, but may not put up all 250, just getting too old to keep them all maintained, especially the natural gourds. If you have any starling problems...
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Texas Landlords. How Many Years Did You Wait For That First Pair
Replies: 17
Views: 5971

Re: Texas Landlords. How Many Years Did You Wait For That First Pair

I do not intend to discourage, but its impossible (or nearly so) to attract martins to an area near large trees. However, good luck
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: what makes a SREH starling resistant/proof
Replies: 18
Views: 11211

Re: what makes a SREH starling resistant/proof

I thought about having a sideboard on only one side, I think that it would stop starlings, but I gave up on the idea because wing entrapment could still occur on the side where there is no sideboard. I would very much prefer sideboards on both sides to stop wing entrapment
by Emil Pampell-Tx
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: what makes a SREH starling resistant/proof
Replies: 18
Views: 11211

Re: what makes a SREH starling resistant/proof

There are two ways to stop the starlings, using sideboards or using a thicker entrance, but its hard for me to make a thick entrance. Sideboards can be any thickness, and like you say the thicker ones are easier to attach (Sorry that I confused you) Entrance thickness is an alternate way to stop the...