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by DebA
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Weird things going on with martin nest?
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Weird things going on with martin nest?

Hello Kansans! Is that the only nest you have? New colony? I didn't read your profile maybe the answer is there. It could be a case of her laying in two nests. I know Paola! I do craft shows and have set up at your Roots Festival. I am trying to decide my August schedule to see if I can make it back...
by DebA
Wed May 31, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VERY FIRST Nest Check Question - New Colony
Replies: 9
Views: 2146

Re: VERY FIRST Nest Check Question - New Colony

You are too cute I gotta say. Lol. I am so glad you dropped the rack and did it. I knew you wouldn't have eggs this early but wanted you to get past the fear of running them off. I do believe you are right about your big man on campus being the same bird. That it is the same bird. Congrats to the fo...
by DebA
Wed May 31, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What are your Martins saying?
Replies: 19
Views: 3342

Re: What are your Martins saying?

No you are just crazy and have the Martin Fever. No doctor needed. Ha1 I just love love love their vocalizations. Most relaxing noise ever. So beautiful. I hope if I end up demented in a facility that someone brings in a Dawn Song CD and staff plays it for me. I guarantee it will relax me. Coffee an...
by DebA
Tue May 30, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Got Martins - KS
Replies: 14
Views: 3145

Re: Got Martins - KS

NICE! I bet their noise does make your stay better. I just love mine. Good shot on that sparrow too! Good luck with them!
Deb
Pratt KS
by DebA
Tue May 30, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: VERY FIRST Nest Check Question - New Colony
Replies: 9
Views: 2146

Re: VERY FIRST Nest Check Question - New Colony

Do it! Lol. I hope you have done it by now and then you will know things are good. Tonight I sold a pickup. Dad and Dad's friend were checking it all over and took it for a test drive. Wife and two boys stayed here. Ages 8 and 2. So...I dropped a house. The older boy took over cranking the winch dow...
by DebA
Mon May 29, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are they doing what they need too?
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Are they doing what they need too?

I remember thinking and feeling the same way awhile back. A long while back. Lol. Then I realized they lay one egg a day. When they have completed their clutch whether it is 3 to 8 eggs then they sit the nest and incubate. So egg 1 sits for days. I suppose the females are out eating as much as possi...
by DebA
Mon May 29, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have 2 pair now!
Replies: 28
Views: 6914

Re: I have 2 pair now!

Awesome!! It's funny that Toy mentioned pinkies. A couple of nights ago my mark told me how he hates the looks of newly hatched baby birds. He even shuddered a bit. True to how everyone is different I told him I love them! I think they are so cute and marvel at how strong their little necks are. I g...
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Computer down
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Computer down

Me too! Toy when you get back you are very sought after for advice! Respect and appreciate you so much.
Deb
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Sparrows
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: No Sparrows

I do have four Troyer Horizontal Gourds so they have the long tunnel entrance. Sparrows like them as well as everything else. But the trap that goes with them works well.
Deb
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great nest check today
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Great nest check today

Wow! Super colony in your future! Right now I have about 34 pairs, offering 44 cavities. No babies have hatched. About a week away from that at least. Don't you just love the singing and noise 30 pairs gives you? Do you have much House Sparrow pressure? I stay busy trapping. Doing my best to get rid...
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried anti wing entrapment inserts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Has anyone tried anti wing entrapment inserts?

Not with gourds. My Trendsetter housing came with them. However, after never having wing entrapment in my previous S&K housing with crescent entrances I have had two in the TS's. I have had them for four years I think. Year 2 and 3 both had one wing entrapment death. Both times I freed a PM stuck in...
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No Sparrows
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: No Sparrows

Ok that is amazing. I have 8 gourds (4 under two houses) and the sparrows love them. A combo of Supergourds and Troyer Horizontals. I am jealous. Keep an eye of course and I so hope the investigators become your colony starters!
Deb
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: House Finch Babies
Replies: 15
Views: 2213

Re: House Finch Babies

Kyler,
I love all birds with PM's being the King. Last year I watched a pair of House Finches nest in a previous year Oriole nest which is not far from my kitchen window. Watching them come and go feeding sure helped doing the dishes. I've never seen their eggs or babies so thank you!
Deb
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with implementing use of gourd insert trap
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Help with implementing use of gourd insert trap

I have that trap but haven't used it. Makes sense, huh? When I added interior porches and new exterior ones to my Supergourds I had a gap that I used caulking on so no birdy feet would get caught. But with the interior porch I guess if I can remember...the trap I ordered won't work. So I planned on ...
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2 Unwanted Guests, 1 Flyby, & A Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1846

Re: 2 Unwanted Guests, 1 Flyby, & A Question

Hello Smiths! I am impressed with your setup and admire your determination for the 13 years. FLYBY, wow! I agree that the HOSP has to go. BB gun is great. Practice with targets and take some shots. House and gourd traps work well too. Do you have any of them? I looked at your setup. I would say it l...
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check and ID'ing a dead PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Nest check and ID'ing a dead PM

Nice Matt! I can follow that! LOL

Yeah...sorry SYM. I love this time of year when I can sit inside in my chair and hear my colony happily doing its thing. Have a great weekend, Matt and Archer!
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help with implementing use of gourd insert trap
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Help with implementing use of gourd insert trap

Betty, I like you idea of allowing nest building by the HOSP and then switch and bait and gotcha! It is fortunate if you only have one HOSP at your colony site and you must be doing something right. I slacked all winter and have been trapping and euthanizing heavily and I still see HOSP sitting on m...
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check and ID'ing a dead PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Nest check and ID'ing a dead PM

Hahaha...the forum cleans up my cuss words. "Parentless" is not what I wrote. I called HOSP a name starting with a B. :oops:
by DebA
Sun May 28, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest check and ID'ing a dead PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Nest check and ID'ing a dead PM

Hello all. I posted this on my facebook page for my friends who know I am a PM nut. My reference to cooking is I own my own business doing jam, jellies, and pickles etc...and traveling to seven states for festivals and craft shows on the weekends. Here is my post: PURPLE MARTIN UPDATE - Yay!!! I off...
by DebA
Thu May 25, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Managing Chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Managing Chicks

So exciting! That peeking out the entrance by babies is special for sure. I read that you modified and made your compartments bigger, that is excellent. I nest check frequently which looks like you are too. I offer crushed oyster shell. Some place on a platform feeder I just throw out on a bare spot...