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by Sid T
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What is killing our Purple Martins - News Article
Replies: 22
Views: 4975

what is killing our purple martims?

OK, here is my simple solution to the lack of martins, I live in Snohomish County, Washington. My solution, one word, bugs, lack thereof. I built a 16 unit house and followed all the rules in its design. No martins came to live this spring. There seem to be martins along the coast and in some of the...
by Sid T
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Starlings And Woodpeckers: Eternal Enemies
Replies: 19
Views: 32400

Starlings

Thank you all for the info on starlings. I have a number of them here in Snohomish County, WA. I have seen them try to get into my martin house but the 1 1/8 to 1 3/16 dia. oval holes keeps them out. Unfortunately I have not been able to attract any martins either. The starlings decimated my grape c...
by Sid T
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: No martins in Snohomish, WA
Replies: 0
Views: 734

No martins in Snohomish, WA

But I do have a pair of swallows. I sort of like them and will let them stay. Will that stop any martins if they arrive? I need some sort of song bird to watch. A few sparrows stopped by but I had picked up some shells for my 22 that are loaded with #12 shot. A couple shots at them and the sparrows ...
by Sid T
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Is it all about the bugs?
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Is it all about the bugs?

Why are there so few PM in Washington State? Is it because we have so few flying insects in relation to those Midwest and Southern states? I was raised on a farm in Iowa and we had bugs. Lots of bugs. And we had Purple Martins. Then I moved to Colorado where I like to say I grew up. I lived on a far...
by Sid T
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Snohomish WA. report
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Snohomish WA. report

I have no martins. Nor starlings, nor other birds even landing on my new 16 unit condo project. It has been up about three weeks now and I have yet to see a bird of any type land there. I have had a couple small hawks come in on a high dive to inspect the martin decoys but to my knowledge they hurtl...
by Sid T
Mon May 05, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Any landlords in Snohomish County WA.?
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Any landlords in Snohomish County WA.?

I am near Snohomish WA. which is North of Seattle. Just built and ready to raise my condo project. I had Martins 70 years ago in Perry Iowa. and really would like to get them up here. Are there any other landlords in Snohomish County? I am still watching for scouts but so far have nothing but Starli...

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