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by Craig Haddox
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Low Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Low Numbers

Have been averaging 40-45 pairs of martins and by now should have around 25-30 martins here .. We have 2 pair here and they have been here 2 weeks with no other martins. I'm sure the weather has a lot to do with that. Hopefully when the weather breaks they will start pouring in.
by Craig Haddox
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How has this cold weather goin to affect the birds numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 2835

Re: How has this cold weather goin to affect the birds numbers

I have 2 pair here and should have around 20-25 martins here by now.
by Craig Haddox
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy Easter from our blue birds and Martins <3
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Happy Easter from our blue birds and Martins <3

Our earliest arrival is March 7th. They are slow arriving with the bad weather this month. 2 pair so far, should have 15-20 martins here by now.
by Craig Haddox
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: birds here this am 3/6/16
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: birds here this am 3/6/16

Leverett, congratulations on your arrivals. I had my first arrival 3-7-16 here in Washington. Good luck this year.
by Craig Haddox
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: help with baby martins not being fed by mom
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Cindy, I'm from Washington also. Can you put the babies in another nest where they are close in age they could be adopted and be fed. If not I would try the rehabber. My last martins fledged yesterday. Had 44 pair this year. Good luck with the babies.
by Craig Haddox
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: trapped male hosp aggression
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

I've had both males and females attack each other. They do the dirty work for me :grin:
by Craig Haddox
Thu May 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Birds hungry in central east Mo.
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Leverett, same thing down the road in Washington. Put over 100 in the tray and they cleaned them out. Full here with 44 pair. First time that has happened. Still having SY arrivals and no place to go.
by Craig Haddox
Thu May 21, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicken Snake Kills Papa Bird and eats a baby Bird
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

Mitch, I use 6in. diameter PVC 4 ft. length. Been using it ten years no problem.
by Craig Haddox
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Starling's around here are to fat to enter the crescent's on my trio's. They go for the nest box trap with the big 2 in. hole they can fit their fat @#$ threw :grin: Was catching 2 a day for a while. At least 50 sparrow's with the spare-o-door and repeating ground trap.
by Craig Haddox
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Low Numbers in Ks.
Replies: 21
Views: 6093

Here in Washington, Missouri I would usually have around 15 martins by now. As of today I have between 30-35 martins here. Hopefully it keeps up this pace.
by Craig Haddox
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin migration question
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

Any time between 7am-10am is prime time for arrivals for my colony. I've had a few late arrivals but that 7-10 time frame is the main arrival time here.
by Craig Haddox
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple martins arrive in Forest Park, St. Louis
Replies: 11
Views: 3278

John, congratulation's on your arrivals. I was wondering when the martins were going to make it back there. Good luck this year.
by Craig Haddox
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not looking good.
Replies: 21
Views: 7943

Darryl, I had a male on the 8th and another male on the 14th. There are years when my first arrivals don't show until after the 21st so who knows? Hang in there it's early yet :grin:
by Craig Haddox
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: My Prize Came Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Keith, congratulation's on your arrivals. 2 males here so far. Good luck this year.
by Craig Haddox
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Finallyarrived in SEMO!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

JoLita, congratulation's on your arrivals. A male has been here since 3-8-15. He comes home alone every night. He arrived at least 2 weeks early. It might be another week before he sees another martin here. Good luck this year.
by Craig Haddox
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I'm puzzled
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Darryl, I had a male arrive on March 8th also. He has been coming back every night alone. It might be a while before he sees another martin around here.
by Craig Haddox
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest Arrival
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Earliest Arrival

My martin season starts in the record book. At 6:50 tonight an adult male arrived. He beat the record by 2 days. It's a record I thought wouldn't get beat. Just got everything up yesterday and still need to add nesting material. At least he has a cedar nest tray to sleep on. 3 other earliest arrival...
by Craig Haddox
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MO martins
Replies: 23
Views: 6817

Darryl, congratulation's on your arrival. I was wondering when Missouri was getting that first report. Hopefully I will see my first arrival in a week or so. Everything is up and nesting material goes in today. Good luck this year.
by Craig Haddox
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Migration Report I- 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 5664

John, thank's for the migration report. Always appreciate it. Usually around the middle of March when I start seeing martins here in East Central Missouri. Good luck with the martins this year.
by Craig Haddox
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Minimun Number of Gourds. New site
Replies: 17
Views: 4705

Brian, I would get a few more gourds and a house if you can. The more options for the females the better. My colony prefers houses over gourds. The gourds do get used but houses usually get picked first. Good luck.