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by bwenger
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: WV martins have arrived.
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: WV martins have arrived.

Sue, Congratulations to you too!

Glad that one of your birds have returned home!

Have a good year.

Bill
by bwenger
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin in Fombell
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: First Martin in Fombell

Hi Doug,

Congratulations on your first arrivals.

We know that you will take care of them if the weather turns bad.

Hope you have another good year!

Bill
by bwenger
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where can I order crickets from?
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Where can I order crickets from?

Hi HunterH, Toy is giving you good information. By placing the crickets in sandwich bags, say 100 in a bag, then you have a good idea how many you fed them. It may help in ordering crickets the following year, etc. If you have other martin landlords around that want crickets, I would suggest orderin...
by bwenger
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Now all I need is martins!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4231

Re: Now all I need is martins!!!

The gourds look good Sharon. Hopefully these will bring in the nesting pairs.

Good luck this year!

Bill
by bwenger
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Look
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: New Look

Hi Guys,

We're all in the same boat here!

Donnie, it's similar to us trying to get martins, don't give up!

We'll get use to it. I know that old dogs can learn new tricks, so by spring, we'll be ready to go!

Bill
by bwenger
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nice new forum look!
Replies: 28
Views: 8807

Re: Nice new forum look!

To all,

So far, the new website looks good! Like it was stated, it will take some time to get used to. Yes, a lot of work has gone into the new look and we appreciate it very much.

Bill Wenger
by bwenger
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can someone tell me how to change your e-mail address?
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Disregard the prior posting asking about your success. I moved onto the next subject and I see that you have a very aggressive male.

Disregard his attacks, as you do more nest checks, his attitude should change.

Bill
by bwenger
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can someone tell me how to change your e-mail address?
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

By the way, were you able to get any nesting martins this year in your Goliad house!

Bill
by bwenger
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Can someone tell me how to change your e-mail address?
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

It sounds as if you can get into your profile successfully, so enter the existing email and password. Once you do that, it may be possible to change your current email address to the correct one, then put in a new password as well. If that doesn't work, you may have to call into the PMCA on Tuesday ...
by bwenger
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Iowa State Fair Martin Presentation August 19
Replies: 17
Views: 6169

Hi Dave, Thanks to you and the Iowa Purple Martin Organization members for a job well done! Also, I would imagine that a lot of the Informational Pamphlets were from the PMCA, so thanks to all of their good work as well. It's a public service to educate the public about Purple Martins and current Mo...
by bwenger
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Maurice river NJ roost pics
Replies: 9
Views: 2611

There was a fantastic purple martin display on Friday night. It was a beautiful evening with about 60 people on board the Bodacious to enjoy the largest display of martins all season. Estimates by Allen Jackson and Andrew Troyer put the numbers up around the 750,000 to one million birds. It was spec...
by bwenger
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Update Article
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Tim,

I agree, it was nice reading about this young man. We need more stories about young people to possibly peak there interest and to let them know that there are other young people out there interested in martins.

Bill
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by bwenger
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Maurice river NJ roost pics
Replies: 9
Views: 2611

Hi Dan,

It's too bad that you could not get on the Bodacious for tonight, it would have been nice to meet you on there this e evening.

Looking forward to meeting Ray.

Bill
by bwenger
Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Causes for Nest Abandonment ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Toy, I give you credit for hanging in there, year in and year out, just seeming to keep the same number of pairs. Most landlords will see nice increases in their colonies after a couple of years, but the environment around you seems to be a detriment for increasing your colony size. Hopefully one of...
by bwenger
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Causes for Nest Abandonment ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Bill, I think Toy summarized it quite well! Toy, glad to hear that you are having so many visitors! Hopefully they come back to your site next year and increase your number of pairs. Are you still experiencing a low bug population? It seems that with the dry spell we have been having, the number of ...
by bwenger
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Maurice river NJ roost pics
Replies: 9
Views: 2611

Great pictures Ray and thanks for sharing them!

This coming Friday I hope to be seeing these same sites!

Bill in PA
by bwenger
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Experiences with pressure washers when cleaning gourds ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2867

Great question Dave, a pressure washer may very well make cleaning out gourds an easier process!

Hope you had a good martin year!

Bill
by bwenger
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New T 14
Replies: 5
Views: 2926

Nice set up John. I like those single doors.

Good to hear from you again.

Take care,

Bill
by bwenger
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help! Jumpers
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Kehunter, Once they fledge, your job is pretty much done. Although you will want to still walk around your colony and check for any feathers or other signs of a possible owl problem. The young will return for several weeks, and sometimes some of them will sit outside the gourds or cavities for the n...
by bwenger
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Help! Jumpers
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Jerry, if you can't find the jumpers, hopefully they can make it through the night and the martins will find them in the morning. Look at this as a learning experience. Sometimes you have a choice, to lower the house and possibly have a bird or two fledge, or not do the nest check and lose a lot mor...