Watching over My Martins from by bedroom

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Chriscreole
Posts: 781
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:31 am
Location: Texas, Hutto

Since I can't get out because of my broke bones, I removed the screen from my bedroom window and the HOSP and Starlings just don't have a chance anymore.

I bought a Benjamin Marauder .22 cal and can pick off a fly at 20 yards every time. And yes thats my walker being used a rifle support lol

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Super System 24, All Troyer W/Conley 2 entrances.
Waydog
Posts: 188
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Location: Alexandria, La.

Nice! Perfect sniper roost!
2012 -first year landlord.... 2 pair, 9 fledged.... 2013- 5 pair 20 fledged..
2014- 8 pair 32 fledged
DebA
Posts: 1941
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Location: Pratt County/Kansas
Martin Colony History: Start 2009 with one pair. Upgraded from S&K houses to two Trendsetter 12's with gourds beneath in 2013. I have experienced job, pet, and parental losses since '13. The Purple Martins lift my spirits and remind me how life continues forward by flying their little selves from Brazil back to my yard. As one forum person once told me, chin up DebA, look at the martins. Danger all around but yet they soar in the sky without a care in the world.

Great to see you adapt! Being cooped up must be rough. I can imagine how much better your martins make that for you.

In 1975 my grandparents moved to our farm and lived there in a moblie home. After Grandpa had a stroke. It affected his right side but he regained alot of function with his arm and had a little draggy step. Nothing stopped him though. I got to grow up with them. One day I came around the corner of the trailer and there he was standing still and quiet at his chicken coop front corner. He had a BB (I suppose) gun propped in the chicken wire loop. He was left handed shooting mice that would pop up from underneath the front of the coop. Talk about patience and finding something to do. I learned later that he was always a crack shot. I lost both of my grandparents in 1994. Your post triggered this fond memory. Thanks for that.
Deb
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Pratt County, Kansas
2016 34 PAIR
2015 27 PAIR
2014 23 PAIR
2013 13 PAIR
2012 6 PAIR
2011 4 PAIR
2010 2 PAIR
2009 1 PAIR
~Ray~Gingerich
Posts: 2118
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Delaware/Dover

Nice set up
~Ray~ Gingerich
1999 1pair, 2006 2 pair, 2008 2 pair,
2009 23 pair, 2010 39 pair, 2011 67 pair,
2012 115 pair, 2013 160 pair,
2014 152 pair, 2015 174 pair, 2016 178 pair
2017 187 pair, 2018 200 pair, 2019 171pair
2020 233 pair
Archer
Posts: 757
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Gotta love your spirit, keep it up!
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
James Strickland FL
Posts: 2249
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:04 pm
Location: Reidsville NC
Martin Colony History: 2017 Had a lot visitors no Matins nesting, hoping 2018 will be different.
2018 Had 1 pair
2019 had 30 pair

Hope you heal yourself soon and looks like you have a nice set up. You better watch it, if the Military see your set-up they may ask you to join and be a Sniper for them.
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Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1881
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

Chris -- Nice photo.. Happy Hunting... How long do you think you will be tied up inside? Hope it goes fast for ya, and keep the rat birds away.

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, 4 fledged. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies and 137 Fledged. :wink:

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Chriscreole
Posts: 781
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:31 am
Location: Texas, Hutto

doctors need to remove what the trauma surgeons did (plates and screws) and put in a real total hip, then the right total knee is broke too so thats next then the left total knee needs a revision too. Another 12 to 18 months before I will walk again. lots of nerve damage and loss of function so we'll see.

This is going to be replaced with a total hip, its coming apart already after 4 months

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This s my broken right knee implant after 2 weeks

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Last edited by Chriscreole on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Super System 24, All Troyer W/Conley 2 entrances.
Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1881
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

I'm with ya Chris.... The Martins will help make the time past. Keep us up to date on your progress. I wish you speedy recover... :wink:

Dave -- in Little Hocking, Ohio
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — 1 Pair, 5 Eggs, 5 Babies, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — 1 Pair, 4 Eggs, 4 Babies, 4 fledged. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Babies and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — 30 Pair, 156 Eggs, 137 Babies and 137 Fledged. :wink:

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Chriscreole
Posts: 781
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:31 am
Location: Texas, Hutto

Up date, going back in hospital to have all hardware removed since it fell apart, install a real total hip, and replace the broken knee implant to. be another 5 or 6 months in recovery and rehab, another 12 to 18 months before i can walk with a cane
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Super System 24, All Troyer W/Conley 2 entrances.
DebA
Posts: 1941
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Location: Pratt County/Kansas
Martin Colony History: Start 2009 with one pair. Upgraded from S&K houses to two Trendsetter 12's with gourds beneath in 2013. I have experienced job, pet, and parental losses since '13. The Purple Martins lift my spirits and remind me how life continues forward by flying their little selves from Brazil back to my yard. As one forum person once told me, chin up DebA, look at the martins. Danger all around but yet they soar in the sky without a care in the world.

Good luck with all of that, Chris. Chin up. It's a long road but they can do some amazing things. You seem strong otherwise (upper body...i.e. sparrow shooting). :)

I wish you the best!
Deb
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Pratt County, Kansas
2016 34 PAIR
2015 27 PAIR
2014 23 PAIR
2013 13 PAIR
2012 6 PAIR
2011 4 PAIR
2010 2 PAIR
2009 1 PAIR
AvianStewardess
Posts: 342
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 3:10 pm
Location: Maryland/Cambridge

Thoughts will be with you. Stay strong. Keep us posted; and look forward to hearing you getting up your system next spring. Take care.
~Michelle
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Heritage Farm Quad Pod Systems
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