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by LarryMelcher/KY
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016

Here is a video of last night's visit
https://youtu.be/SYJCxFaWVYI

Judy, I hope you find the Paducah Roost. That's another one too far for me to chase.
by LarryMelcher/KY
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016

Thanks for the confirmation of this roost Scott! Lots of Purple Martin's. I've witnessed roost before and the birds tonight never circled above. They came in from their journey and never hesitated to just drop out of the sky and land. I hope to see this one morning. The reason it shows up in the mor...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016

Thanks Scott! I may head that way one night! Sad, half of it is starlings. That's only one hour and a half away from me.
by LarryMelcher/KY
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Lexington Ky Martin Roost 2016

Thanks Scott! I may head that way one night! Sad, half of it is starlings.
by LarryMelcher/KY
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Roost ring this morning!
Replies: 25
Views: 2589

Re: Roost ring this morning!

Awesome that you are looking and hope you find this one! Your link only provided the radar, so when I looked it was too late in the morning to back the radar up to early morning. Good luck finding it! Premigratory roosts are a must see!
by LarryMelcher/KY
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Largest Purple Martin colony? Awesome video
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Largest Purple Martin colony? Awesome video

No, the PMCA does not promote this size of a colony for many of the reasons commented in this thread. Purple Martin's need people and this colony has attracted the attention of humans that Martin's desperately need. I applaud all the concerned landlords that worry "how could he possibly.....&qu...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Largest Purple Martin colony? Awesome video
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Largest Purple Martin colony? Awesome video

https://youtu.be/HsgpXfAzJyQ
Click the link above to see Jerral Johnson's over 2100 gourd nest colony in Rainsville Alabama.
Video by Larry Melcher
by LarryMelcher/KY
Tue May 24, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To seat or not to seat ( airgun pellets )
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

Re: To seat or not to seat ( airgun pellets )

Pellets I found to shoot well with tight groupings is Crossman Premier 1250 domed 7.9 GR. And .177 CALL (4.5 mm)
by LarryMelcher/KY
Tue May 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To seat or not to seat ( airgun pellets )
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

Re: To seat or not to seat ( airgun pellets )

I have the exact gun and yes, I had to learn it. The best thing I did was find out what pellet it preferred. Straight shooters dot calm sold a pellet sampler. Set up a target and always line up the cross hairs on your scope with "cross hairs" drawn on your paper target. I draw exactly what...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hand feeding Bluebirds
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Hand feeding Bluebirds

This took at least a month to six weeks to "train" them. I started by watching where they would perch in a tree and hunt for food. That's where I put a plate of meal worms. Once I saw the bluebirds eating from the plate, I'd move it each day closer to my back porch. Then on the window sill...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bluebirds
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Bluebirds

I can't prove this because none of my bluebirds are banded, but I'm afraid they did not survive to come back. The ones I trained to come to the plate of mealworms are not around because, "I just knew them". They knew I was associated with mealworms. I spent a lot of time with them in my ya...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hand feeding Bluebirds
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Hand feeding Bluebirds

https://youtu.be/Bs63u9fowGc
Click on the link above to see a new PMCA video of Hand Feeding Bluebirds. Yes, that's my hand! You MUST See the Video!
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by LarryMelcher/KY
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cleaning out old nests
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Cleaning out old nests

I made a video demonstrating cleaning out old nests. The video will get you started if you have questions. This forum has helped me over the years. There's nothing better than asking a question and reading advice from purple martin landlords everywhere! Go to the PMCA YouTube channel by clicking the...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!

Scott!
Awesome! This is full of features to introduce kids to purple Martin's! Towards the end, there is s nice educational piece about bees!
by LarryMelcher/KY
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!

I was so excited about the packet we prepared for the merit badge submission. Gazebo Phil Donahue and many other big names in the Purple Martin community wrote a letter, each expressing their interest in adding a Purple Martin Merit badge to the Boy Scouts. Claude Stephens of Bernheim Forest prepare...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: Purple Martins, NO P.R, People Don't Know them!

Recently, I was contacted by WildKratts, a Canadian film/TV show. They are interested in adding a purple martin education show directed to their young audience. I signed away rights, to some of my video clips to them. It was a long process. If you know any parents with young children, I'll bet they ...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need a step by step on posting pics!
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Re: Need a step by step on posting pics!

Now I'm gonna try one. .
Well, I could not find the photo I resized for my test here, but did "see the green line telling me I loaded a large file".
This is great place for testing!
by LarryMelcher/KY
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Future for martins: mixed observations
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Future for martins: mixed observations

Great thread John Miller! Reading all replies, it's great that so many of us are willing to stand up, show up and speak about Martin's. Although some mentioned this, I think that Purple Martin's are best at attracting people. Public Martin colonies work for you when you're not there. Speaking does h...
by LarryMelcher/KY
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: See the PMCA by VIDEO! Larry Melcher video of Erie PA offices and roost
Replies: 0
Views: 1487

See the PMCA by VIDEO! Larry Melcher video of Erie PA offices and roost

I have been wanting to show others that may not have been to the PMCA in Erie PA, what it "feels like" to visit the PMCA offices. In a short, 5 minute video, see the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and take a peek inside a PMCA Board meeting. Then jump on the pontoon and ride along as PMCA...

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