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by steve r
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not spending the night
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Not spending the night

Good news I now have 2 pair spending the night, and a few more showing up everyday
by steve r
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Not spending the night
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Not spending the night

I’m playing the Dawn song starting at 4-00am. I have plenty of visitors with 2 males and a female returning in the early evening around 6-3pm. But it seems they are not spending the night. The 2 males always when here are going in gourds they have chosen and singing calling for the female to join th...
by steve r
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Frustration is over
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: The Frustration is over

Well they where around for a short time today. But never returned tonight. Not sure what is going on
by steve r
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Frustration is over
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: The Frustration is over

Kinda made my day. Was going boating tomorrow but all ramps closed
by steve r
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Frustration is over
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: The Frustration is over

All ASY I’m so happy. Sitting on the deck enjoying them.
by steve r
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Frustration is over
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

The Frustration is over

Well today I had 2 males and 2 females show up. This has been a very frustrating year for me as by now I usually have 10-15 pair and many eggs. Hopefully this will turn out to be a good year.

Be safe and stay 6’ away.
by steve r
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Sorry it’s not working. It shows about 25 birds at my colony Jan 28th 2017. Now this year none.
by steve r
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

https://YouTube/r7pdafmMu8U A video of my colony Jan 2017 before nothing this year :-(
by steve r
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

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by steve r
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

A picture of my site. The trees look closer than they are 75’ away.
by steve r
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Well still nothing. I’ve sat out every night looking nothing. I have a game set up to watch th3 gourd racks nothing. VERY 😞
by steve r
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mites
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Mites

When there in there scratching at night this is what will attract owls. You will stand under your racks and hear them but an owl will hear from a 100 yards away. This is why when I had a small size colony I played music at night to drown out the scratching.
by steve r
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Almost threw in the towel.
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Almost threw in the towel.

Just go in the yard bare foot you will soon find the fire ants
by steve r
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

I’m thinking the hawks. Both sharp shinned and Coopers.
by steve r
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Thanks for all the reply’s. Still none showing up.

NOT EVER GONNA GIVE UP
by steve r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Steve,

Last year we had a resident sharp shined hawk chasing the birds. I have also noticed it here when I’m home during the weekend. I have installed a game cam close to see if there coming in late like you said.
by steve r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Steve, I’ll try the game cam. For years after I noticed the owls hanging around on near by light poles I started playing loud music through a pa speaker.
by steve r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Im a salesman so most of my day is like a social event. Lunch and chatting with people. Plus Im making crazy money Business is booming in FLorida. 1000 people a day moving here.
by steve r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Mike,

This is veryy true, Last year i was so busy with being gone and working I never did nest checks. Maybe its finally time to retire. Im 66 and still loving work thou.
by steve r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Frustrating year
Replies: 36
Views: 4537

Re: Frustrating year

Part of my problem last year was. Gone on vacation to much England for 2 weeks in May then at the Beach Condo for the month of July. It could have been a Snake but I dont think so. Im leaning more to the hawk.