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by KathyF
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martin arrival in Licking, MO! Earliest arrival ever
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Purple Martin arrival in Licking, MO! Earliest arrival ever

He arrived around 5:30 PM this evening! My earliest arrival was Feb. 28th, 2016. This is a new record!
by KathyF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Standing on the shoulders of those before us
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Standing on the shoulders of those before us

This is a great topic, Ed! I've spent a lot of my time and $$$ here in Missouri, mentoring many, many new landlords and helping existing landlords improve their sites. I have a list of 78 'mentees' now. My analysis may be anecdotal, but from what I'm reading here, I think it's a good bet that this i...
by KathyF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hello from Anacoco, LA
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Hello from Anacoco, LA

You GO sister!

Can't wait to see how many you have this year!
by KathyF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sparrows in New Houses!!
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Sparrows in New Houses!!

Here are some trapping and shooting ideas for English House sparrows.
http://kathyfreeze.blogspot.com/2015/02 ... s-for.html
by KathyF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Female Martin update
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Female Martin update

loco,
Do you freeze your superworms first, before you flip them, or do you just flip them out there live?
by KathyF
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins at Port Wilson Lighthouse, Port Townsend, Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Purple Martins at Port Wilson Lighthouse, Port Townsend, Washington

I just returned from our vacation to Washington state, touring the lighthouses along the coast, whale watching, etc. While there, I was delighted to hear a familiar sound. I even ranked this sighting right up there with being able to see humpback whales and Orcas. How weird am I? http://kathyfreeze....
by KathyF
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: An Interesting Perspective on Fledging in South Central Missouri
Replies: 3
Views: 256

An Interesting Perspective on Fledging in South Central Missouri

We have had such a great purple martin season! We have not spotted the Great Horned Owl on any of the cameras and there has not been any evidence of any nightly raids in 40 nights now! What has happened to my GHO - whether she's dead, or scared away by all the tricks I've used this year, she's found...
by KathyF
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!
Replies: 82
Views: 5613

Re: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!

How 'bout that fight that broke out in the nest when an intruder entered yesterday . . . maybe some of the pros can tell us newbies - was the intruder a female (as one commenter opines) or a young male PM (which fits with their reputation). No wonder it is so difficult to tell them apart . . . even...
by KathyF
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!
Replies: 82
Views: 5613

Re: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!

Love seeing actual footage of what happens on the nest! DAD is on the nest now, giving MOM a break! I AM SO LOVING THIS!
by KathyF
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I need sparrow advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: I need sparrow advice

Springerpanhead wrote: In case there is anyone wondering about some connection between my user name and springer airguns, there is none. Springerpanhead is a reference to my 1957 Harley chopper.


Hey, *I* knew that one! :lol:
by KathyF
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!
Replies: 82
Views: 5613

Re: Season Two of the PMCA's Nest Cam is now live!

Neat! Looks like Dad is keeping watch at the opening tonight. Mom looks itchy, itchy. Yikes!
by KathyF
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Calcium, calcium, calcium
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Calcium, calcium, calcium

Hey everyone, Just an obvious reminder to the seasoned martin landlords, but especially to the newbie landlords to put out crushed egg shells and crushed oyster shells for the martins. I place my eggs and oyster shells on a raised platform for my martins. The calcium from the eggs and oyster shells...
by KathyF
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I need sparrow advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: I need sparrow advice

I can't get the "hold" on the springers right. :mrgreen: But I can nail a sparrow with my RWS 850 air rifle at 75 -100 also. And I can trap like a wild woman. 8) Oh - and don't laugh - that's 75 to 100 FEET :lol: Anything over that and the English House sparrow / starling is LOL'ing at me.
by KathyF
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feather ID
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Feather ID

Hummingbird - there is a picture here that I just posted for someone else on the PMCA Facebook forum.
[url]
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Prognes ... 451574096/[/url]
by KathyF
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When a Great Horned Owl attacks the Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: When a Great Horned Owl attacks the Cage

Kathy, Thanks for posting the video. It is a real reminder of what goes on in the middle of the night. I have cages up on all my racks now and my worry level has went way down. I also have a camera system on my racks but haven't seen anything yet like you had. Thanks again for your help and insight...
by KathyF
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When a Great Horned Owl attacks the Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: When a Great Horned Owl attacks the Cage

Hi Cathy, For those with an owl cage, it may be a good idea to add a solid floor below the cage because owls will and do enter from below. Hi Dave, I've been worried that she may figure that out some day, but so far, she hasn't. One of the concerns about adding any protection under the gourd rack i...
by KathyF
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: When a Great Horned Owl attacks the Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 435

When a Great Horned Owl attacks the Cage

...in this case, she flies away, empty "handed". This was the last time for which I have video of the Great Horned Owl attacking my colony - back on 5/23. The cages won't STOP an attack, but they will PREVENT the owl from being as successful as she normally would, without the cages. One ma...
by KathyF
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Colony Chatter Blog Post: Time to Peek Inside!
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Colony Chatter Blog Post: Time to Peek Inside!

The next post for the PMCA blog is up! The Purple martin nest is a mysterious mix of twigs, grass, some odds & ends and finally green leaves. Nest checks help us keep track of how the martins are doing and we can quickly identify any problems. Enjoy the next PMCA blog post here: [url] https://ww...
by KathyF
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trail Cams and Great Horned Owls
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Trail Cams and Great Horned Owls

Here's what I use. I'll be back later with a link to the "all colony cam" and brand too (Foscam)

http://kathyfreeze.blogspot.com/2015/01 ... olony.html

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