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by Cheryl S
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Light Wt. owl cage
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: Light Wt. owl cage

Thanks, Ray. I have taken screenshots of your photo's so my husband and I can refer to them next year when we install the cages. It looks like your birds had no problems negotiating the openings. I appreciate your ingenuity.

Cheryl
by Cheryl S
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Light Wt. owl cage
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: Light Wt. owl cage

Ray, That is a great idea! It looks like it's made of plastic. What are the dimensions of the openings? Can you share what it's called and where you purchased it? I have plans to add cages to my Gemini and Super System racks this winter and I really like the light weight aspect of your idea. It woul...
by Cheryl S
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Coppers hawk has my colony under attack
Replies: 34
Views: 5071

Re: Coppers hawk has my colony under attack

Judy, Thanks for your response. I have similar protection on my houses and gourd racks and actually most hawk catches I observed were in the air or on power lines. I did see 2 fledglings caught that were perched on top of my Gemini rack. A wire cage would help only if they would perch inside or drop...
by Cheryl S
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Coppers hawk has my colony under attack
Replies: 34
Views: 5071

Re: Coppers hawk has my colony under attack

Judy, I'm glad you had a hawk free evening. Same thing at my colony last night. I am down to just 5 remaining nests and only have about 60 birds hanging around the colony in the mornings. I think they are sleeping in trees at night. You mentioned that some of your racks are caged or have wire protec...
by Cheryl S
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Coppers hawk has my colony under attack
Replies: 34
Views: 5071

Re: Coppers hawk has my colony under attack

Judy and others, I am sorry for your losses to hawks. I too have lost many many fledglings, as well as a few adult birds this season due to Cooper's hawk attacks. As soon as the fledging started there were multiple attacks on the colony every few hours. Most of the attacks were successful for the ha...
by Cheryl S
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Great Horned Owl Decoys May Be Keeping Real Owls Away From My Martin Colony
Replies: 16
Views: 8846

Re: Great Horned Owl Decoys May Be Keeping Real Owls Away From My Martin Colony

Steve, Thanks for the GHO decoy idea. I will be trying this in my colony. I have not had any owl predation so far, but my colony has grown to 82 pair this year so it's probably only a matter of time. I am using every deterrent idea from the forum short of enclosing my racks with wire. I just wish th...
by Cheryl S
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Estactic Newbie!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 4020

Re: Estactic Newbie!!!!!

Okie, I tried to send you a private message, but don't think it went through. I saw on another post that you would like to visit Stan's colony. You are welcome to visit our colony. My husband and I have an 80 plus pair colony about 3 miles south of Skiatook. We are retired and home most of the time....
by Cheryl S
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To Mamabruff
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: To Mamabruff

Good morning,
I didn't get your email. Checked my junk email file and it wasn't there either. Thanks for your effort though. I have put your name and email in my contact list, so if you don't mind trying again, hopefully it will show up.
Cheryl S
by Cheryl S
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: To Mamabruff
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

To Mamabruff

Good morning,
I sent you an email yesterday. If you didn't get it, maybe it went to junk. Thanks.
Cheryl S
by Cheryl S
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: update on my site in Tulsa
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: update on my site in Tulsa

Thanks for your reply, Stan. I will see what I can find out online. Maybe it will be something the PMCA shop will carry in the future since they do carry Troyer products.
by Cheryl S
Tue May 31, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: update on my site in Tulsa
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: update on my site in Tulsa

Stan, you mentioned that you have ordered the new Troyer caps with PVC vents. Are the PVC vents in the actual cap? If so, I couldn't find them in the shop. I have drilled holes in all of my gourds and added vents from the hardware store, but it would be nice to have them already installed in the cap...
by Cheryl S
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trouble in Paradise!
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Trouble in Paradise!

Jose, I like your sintra fix. The Teflon slides on our Super System hub have deteriorated and there is a good bit of sway of the rack this year. My question is did you put the sintra slides on all four sides, or on just the one side you showed in the photo? I'm guessing we will have to remove the Te...
by Cheryl S
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin in Tulsa
Replies: 18
Views: 4105

Re: Martin in Tulsa

Congratulations, Stan. My eyes are on the sky, but I probably have several more weeks to wait. I'm ready in case they are early. Good luck in 2016.
by Cheryl S
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout report problem!
Replies: 15
Views: 3042

Re: Scout report problem!

I am having the same problem as Sharon on my iPad. When I click on Louisiana, I get Kansas, etc. I finally got the Louisiana results by clicking out in the Gulf of Mexico. Then I read this post and tried Louise's solution and it works fine. This is probably an iPad problem and doesn't happen on a PC...
by Cheryl S
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One Finished 16 Left!
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: One Finished 16 Left!

Thank you for your reply, Steve. I have already softened my pine straw stock by driving back and forth over it many times in my SUV. No logging roads in my part of Oklahoma to gather pine straw. I have until at least mid-March to prepare my pre-nests so I want to try the mud/clay method on the nest ...
by Cheryl S
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: One Finished 16 Left!
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: One Finished 16 Left!

Steve, I have a couple of questions regarding pre-nests. I think I read on the forum somewhere that you use some mud to help form the pre-nests. If I am remembering right, do you still do this, do you do this in both nest boxes as well as gourds, and how much dry time is required? My pre-nests seem ...
by Cheryl S
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas from Archer Lodge NC
Replies: 13
Views: 3036

Re: Merry Christmas from Archer Lodge NC

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too.
by Cheryl S
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 10
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: 10

Some kind of swallow was flying just above tree level in my yard this afternoon, swooping for flying insects. Couldn't get a good look with the binoculars though. I figure they are heading south ahead of an expected cold front.
by Cheryl S
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another test
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Another test

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Thought I would see if I could post a photo -- something I have not tried before.
by Cheryl S
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Login cookies
Replies: 12
Views: 2012

Re: Login cookies

The same thing that Taxidery Lady mentions is also happening on my iPad. I thought it might just be because I use an iPad, rather than a PC. However, the close up look after clicking on View Item worked previously before the change.