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by brent
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Coopers Hawk - update
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: My Coopers Hawk - update

Funny thing Mike. Not long after I read your update did my martins have a visitor. The martins scrambled, I looked up and standing on the house roof was Mr. Cooper.
I yelled and then blew the air horn. Off he went. Oh boy. Here we go.😒
Brent
by brent
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Removed 60 Foot Tree for 2020. Before and After Pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4677

Re: Removed 60 Foot Tree for 2020. Before and After Pics

Looks great. Much improved. Your birds will be happy to be able to fly in easily. Good decision.
Best of luck.
Brent
by brent
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My number one got home tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: My number one got home tonight

Alright Whippy! What a great feeling to have them return. Happy to hear it!
Brent
by brent
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scouts Reported In Parkton NC
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Scouts Reported In Parkton NC

Congratulations Richard! How exciting. No one can adequately express the exuberance one feels when the 1st arrivals come in until now. You nailed it. I'm thrilled for you. The best to you and your martins this season!
Brent
by brent
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Wing entrapment

Dave, they are on the inside of the entrance. Once the birds are inside the are on wood. The nest trays are made of wood. Would that provide the traction they need?
Brent
by brent
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Wing entrapment

Dave, what do you mean? The trays I have are wooden. What do you suggest?
Brent
by brent
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Return of a little angel !
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Return of a little angel !

Yeah!
by brent
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wing entrapment
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Wing entrapment

Hi everyone. I have Trendsetter 8 houses. Today, already, I had 2 wing entrapments. The Trendsetter already has wing entrapment guards but do you think if I bought the 3/4" guards that PMCA sells and secure them to the front of the entrance (on the porch) would that help or would it interfere with t...
by brent
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Purple Martins

I can tell you this, that before the major freeze I counted 15. Seven died and after the freeze I counted 20. More were coming in.🙂
Brent
by brent
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wind Chimes
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Wind Chimes

No, wind chimes will not deter the martins. I have pole guards that when it's windy make a lot of clanging sounds. Doesn't bother them at all. Enjoy the chimes. And your martins.
Brent
by brent
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Return of a little angel !
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Return of a little angel !

Oh my God. What a special experience. You've been blessed my friend. I am extremely happy for you, your wife and that special little bird. What a story!
Brent
by brent
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Reporting Losses
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Reporting Losses

Conrad, I hope that's not the case. I lost 7 that I found either in houses or on the ground. The remaining birds leave late morning and come in right at dark. Maybe they're still around. I'm hoping the best.
Brent
by brent
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from everyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 1574

Re: Updates from everyone?

Wow! Let us know if she returns.
by brent
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Reporting Losses
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Reporting Losses

Very interesting. What about the Trendsetter houses. Aluminum with insulation on ceilings of each compartment?
Brent
by brent
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from everyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 1574

Re: Updates from everyone?

Hey Bird,
Thanks for the message. I'm going to order some tomorrow. What size? Or can I use the dried ones rehydrated? What do you use. I'd like to start as soon as possible. I can get either one. Can get crickets,too.
Brent
by brent
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Reporting Losses
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Reporting Losses

My losses were 6 males and 1 female. Ground and nest checks.
Brent
by brent
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from everyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 1574

Re: Updates from everyone?

Terry you are right! This is a tough bunch indeed. Some of my Martin's earlier today were landing on the ground to feed. They'd sit there and when an insect rose up they grabbed it. Don't know if anyone else experienced seeing that but I did. Amazing birds!
Brent
by brent
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Updates from everyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 1574

Re: Updates from everyone?

What a great story and happy ending. Touching.
She'll never forget y'all.
Brent
by brent
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When to open house entrances?
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: When to open house entrances?

Hi Charles. I opened mine a week before my first scout date from last year but this year I was surprised with an extra early arrival. He landed on the perch and looked down wondering why the house was so far down. All I had to do was fill some trays with pine needles and pull the house up. I only op...
by brent
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Training Martin's to take food...how?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Training Martin's to take food...how?

Thanks Toy. I'll cut and paste all the responses so I'll have it in print. Thanks everyone!
Brent