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by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Highlands mall Roost
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Highlands mall Roost

Any action at the highlands Mall Roost this year. My wife and i have to travel that way today and if the Martins are there we will adjust our return time to see them.
thanks, Ken
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: STATS: Total so far is 120 born....39 fledge...79 more to go
Replies: 1
Views: 878

STATS: Total so far is 120 born....39 fledge...79 more to go

continue....6 eggs, and 2 babies didn't make it. So far, this year has been very, very good. We found an adult ASY MALE last night on the ground, probably got in a fight etc...today he was able to FLY..thank goodness. It has been such a great year due to the rain....love watching all the babies come...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Wed May 09, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Babies! Some misc questions about findings this year.
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

You know that's an interesting question because we rarely get 7 eggs, but this year we have several with 7 eggs and even one with 8 eggs..probably all will not hatch but who knows...I am just so happy we have so many with 6 or more eggs this year...we normally don't...our housing is quite adequate f...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Wed May 09, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New predator in neighborhood.
Replies: 12
Views: 5733

Wow, never thought about roadrunners being a threat to Martins because they can't fly that high enough to get to the babies or Martins. We do have them around, I see them getting insects and stuff like that. It's something to think about when the babies fledge...we know when and are always watching ...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Wed May 09, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Resident Starling
Replies: 21
Views: 5968

Okay, WOW...GREAT PICTURES of the Starling.....We (my husband and I) are wondering what camera and LENS you are using for such AWESOME shots. Glad you don't have any issues with them...honestly when we see one in our backyard they're gone...I just get a creepy feeling when they're in our backyard. :...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Wed May 09, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2nd year,finally!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

That's AWESOME..once you attract a ASY MALE or SY MALE and then get a female...soon you will get another ASY and so forth...or SY...your colony will begin to grow; it's just the trial of getting the FIRST MARTIN to come to your site. So happy to hear that your site is attracting Martins..Congrats. :...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Wed May 09, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update on Purple Martins #....58 Babies and COUNTING:)
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Update on Purple Martins #....58 Babies and COUNTING:)

Hello to my Purple Martin's friends..... Hope everyone is having a GREAT DAY. I have to say I am so thankful we got some more rain in Texas, better for the Martins. We did a nest check yesterday and took a pic of a newborn, soooo tiny and cute...anyway, we have 58 Babies, all ranges..looking good an...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check Yesterday!!! - 69 EGGS
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

P.S. We haven't seen or heard from the GHO in awhile..hopefully they're getting there food someplace else...so far so good..:)
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check Yesterday!!! - 69 EGGS
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

I didn't know it shows we have only 8 pairs on our profile..We have had more pairs than that for years..LOL....Nest check yesterday....22 active nest..102 eggs and counting..and more active nest too...Wow, hoping and praying this will be an AWESOME YEAR...Birds are happy...Life is good right now for...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest Check Yesterday!!! - 69 EGGS
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Nest Check Yesterday!!! - 69 EGGS

We did a nest check yesterday and we have a total of 69 eggs and 16 active nest with eggs, however we do see potential 'active' nest of 10 more...Last year at this time we had 30 eggs and 7 active nest...Wow, what a difference...This should be a GREAT YEAR!!! Hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND. :)She...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Meem, Don't give up on getting Purple Martins....this is how we attracted our Purple Martins....the last house we lived for 7 years and it was a battle with the sparrows but we won however we played the Dawn Song in the morning and before long we got one and then two and after 7 years we had a colon...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Last night was a GOOD NIGHT, the OWL did not show up.....for y'all mentioning the dogs, our Yorkies, WE NEVER leave them alone outside at night, we stay with them until they do their business, just for fear of the OWLS...so we do the lookout to try to scare any of them and then stay with the dogs un...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Hi Craig, I hope so too, but I don't like the fact that they have showed up twice already, two days straight in a row, what the heck. So I am concern as heck...They are getting very close to the houses and I am sure they hear the noises of the birds....I fear for them....I pray that they don't get a...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Okay, you want the good news or the bad news first..here goes....Last night, as much as I could stay up, I couldn't stay up all night, I knew in my heart the OWL was coming back and indeed the GHO showed up at 3:30...I barely heard his OWL call, woke up my husband and he was on my neighbors roof.......
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Hi Matt, Yes, you're right we do have the Lonestar houses with the crescent holes.....Where would I put that kinda decoration?? I am so stress; I know I am not going to sleep tonight or if I do every time I wake-up will be looking outside....I love these birds as if they were my pets..silly me but I...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Things are not looking Good:(((( GHO!!!!!

Well y'all, First I hope everyone had a Blessed Easter yesterday!! Things are not looking good for us....we are at a lost, seriously. We have a nesting box between the houses that we put up, well last night at 10:30 Ken open the doors to let our 'little' Yorkies outside and there was the owl sitting...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another day of nest building (pictures)
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Wow, I have seen that type of HAWK around here, only Sharpies and Coopers for the most part...I am always more concern about the Sharpies cuz they are so agile and very, very fast but for the most part..No HAWK attacks as of yet...Good LUCK!!!
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question for Everyone. Female changing Houses
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

It's very common for the Female to be fickle and change her mind in which room she really wants...so don't worry eventually one of them will give up and go to the room, it depends on if the male is MORE STUBBORN or the female..normally the MALE will follow the female...:) Good Luck!!!
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: two martins lost to wing entrapment
Replies: 30
Views: 16968

We had the same thing happened in our Lone Star crescent hole....it was horrible; we lowered the house down and there were three Purple Martins, one was blocking the hole...probably stuck....it's a tragedy....I will have to go back and look over what y'all did to prevent it from happening. So sorry ...
by Ken&Sheryle - TX
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another day of nest building (pictures)
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Wow, AWESOME, AWESOME pictures...we haven't taken any yet..we should cuz we quite a few birds..it's funny though cuz today I was watching and all the Males were on a pole that we have sitting there watching the Females get nesting materials from a box that we have set-up...the Males just watching th...